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Infection Control in Practice (ICIP)

ICIPICIP is an interactive guide for staff meetings. The bi-monthly publication features real-life scenarios with checklists on how to prevent negative outcomes. The guides have been developed for team discussion and activities. They are easy to follow and take the entire team through practical applications of infection control while reinforcing the learning with summaries and key takeaways. Each ICIP is worth 1 CE credit (free for OSAP Members). View a sample ICIP

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To earn 1 free CE credit per ICIP, OSAP Members complete an online course. Non-Members can purchase an ICIP course for $20. 

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Past ICIP Publications

While every issue of ICIP offers valuable information and education, CE is only available for 3-years. The following publications do not offer CE.

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2018 – Understanding the Responsibility of Infection Prevention and Control

  • December - Proper Aseptic Technique to Limit Spread of Contamination and Promote Compliance
  • October - Proper Instrument Processing and Strategies to Promote Compliance
  • August - How to Effectively Monitor IC practices in a Clinical Setting
  • June - The Use of Personal Protective Equipment
  • April - SOPs and People Skills to Enhance Compliance with Infection Control Regulations and Recommendations
  • February - Approaches to Enhance Compliance with Infection Control Regulations and Recommendations

2017 - Instrument Processing for The Safest Dental Visit™

  • December – Storage and Handling
  • October – Sterilization Monitoring 
  • August – Sterilization 
  • June - Holding, Cleaning, Corrosion Control, Lubrication, Drying, Inspection and Packaging
  • April – Workspace Design and Transport of Instruments
  • February – General Aspects of Instrument Processing

2016 - Building a Framework for Delivering The Safest Dental Visit™

  • December - Set a Goal to Have Safe Dental Unit Water
  • October - Set Goals to Motivate for the Safest Dental Visit
  • August - Set Goals to Manage Infection Control Problems
  • June - Set Goals to Manage Infection Control Problems
  • April - Assess Your Current Infection Control Program
  • February - Understand and Take Ownership of the Infection Control Coordinator Position

2015 - Defining the Role of the Infection Control Coordinator  

  • December - Tools and Resources for Evaluating an Infection Control Program
  • October - Tools and Resources for the Infection Control Coordinator
  • August - Defining the Role of the Infection Control Coordinator Part 3
  • June - Defining the Role of the Infection Control Coordinator Part 2
  • April - Defining the Role of the Infection Control Coordinator Part 1
  • February - The Case for Designating a Dental Safety Coordinator

2014 - Defining The Safest Dental Visit™          

  • December - Asepsis After Patient Treatment - Part 2
  • October - Asepsis After Patient Treatment - Part 1
  • September - Asepsis During Patient Treatment
  • July- Before Patient Treatment – Preparing for a Safe Patient Visit
  • May - Dental Health Care Personnel - The Backbone of Infection Prevention
  • March- Who is Managing Your Safety Culture?

2013 - Navigating Your Course to Infection Prevention and Safety

  • December - Steering Toward Patient Safety
  • October - Plotting a Course to Infection Prevention Through Immunization
  • August- Plotting a Course Around Infection Prevention Pitfalls
  • June - Microbes That Challenge the Journey to Safe Dental Care
  • April - Continuing Your Journey to Safe Dental Care
  • March- Set Your Course for Safe Dental Care