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Overview                  

As an authority on infection control, OSAP is spearheading an annual campaign ‘Dental Infection Control Awareness Month,‘ which is being held in September. The goals of Dental Infection Control Awareness Month are to support the new CDC information, the infection control coordinator and to build patient's trust in infection control. In September you can demonstrate your commitment to infection prevention and patient safety with your customers:

  • Give your company added visibility
  • Generate goodwill and sales
  • Promote the proper use of products

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Dental Trade Toolkit                   

Demonstrate your company's commitment to patient safety. 

1. Post campaign button to your corporate website. DOWNLOAD BUTTON HERE
2. Download campaign script for your sales representatives CLICK HERE
3. NEW CDC WEBINAR ON DEMAND
4. Encourage your customers to identify and support an INFECTION CONTROL COORDINATOR for each practice.
5. Share campaign materials with your customers to help them build patient trust.

6. Post on your company's Facebook page and send Tweets to support Dental Infection Control Awareness Month.

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Support and Membership                    

OSAP offers companies that join the organization support, including comprehensive infection control resources and networking opportunities through program vehicles, corporate forums, and other meetings.  In addition, informational and training resources available from OSAP can support your mission, training and support function with your customers. 

Informational resources from OSAP include the following: 

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From Policy to Practice: OSAP's Guide to the CDC Guidelines workbook. This is an excellent resource for sales and marketing personnel to understand how the guidelines can be applied to the dental setting. Very user-friendly. Updated in August 2016!   Click here
Infection Control Boot Camp January 9-11, 2017. Excellent core training course for the sales team - plus great networking with infection control coordinators of large group practices and the Federal Services.  Click here
 Annual Infection Control Membership Conference June 22-25, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. This is THE infection control networking event of the year. All the IC leaders will be there.  More details available on Oct. 1
 From Policy to Practice: OSAP's Online Interactive Guide to the CDC  Guidelines. A free web-based training course.  Click here
 InfoBites – weekly. It takes some of the effort out of staying up-to-  date and provides short summaries of the latest news in patient  safety and infection control.   Click here
 ‘If Saliva Were Red’ – an impactful, 8-minute DVD. This training tool  shows the potential for cross-contamination and how to prevent it.  The accompanying 8-page ‘How to Tell the Story: A Trainer's Guide’  provides talking points, a checklist and FAQs.   Click here
 Monthly News and Trend Information  Click here
 OSHA and CDC Guidelines: Interact Training System.  Click here
 The ‘Team Huddle™. Infection Control in Practice (ICIP) is a bi-  monthly, interactive guide for infection control. It highlights key  infection control practices and the prevention of potential incidents.  ICIP also offers CE Credits (optional).   Click here


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Key CDC Sources of Information                

OSAP Portal to the New CDC Summary and Checklist - 2016

CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings – 2003 

CDC Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings

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How to Maximize Your OSAP Membership                   

OSAP members have an array of benefits of which they may not even be aware. The link below guides members through the information, education and resources they can access to help ensure every visit is the safest dental visit for patients and the entire dental team. Learn how to maximize the value of OSAP membership!

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Experience OSAP Educational Resources                     

  • OSAP is dentistry’s infection control partner. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

 


This resource was prepared by clinicians for the benefit of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a nonprofit, independent organization providing information and education on infection control and prevention and patient and provider safety to dental settings worldwide. The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for the users’ own exercise of their professional judgment.  OSAP, and the clinicians who assisted it in preparing this material, expressly disclaims responsibility, and shall have no liability, for any damages, loss, injury, or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on the information contained in this resource.

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