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2021 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ Registration Now Open

Friday, October 2, 2020  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For additional information, contact:
Michelle Lee, CPC
Executive Director
(800) 298-6727
mlee@osap.org  

 

2021 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ Registration Now Open

October 2, 2020 (ATLANTA) — The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) announces registration is now open for the 2021 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™. OSAP will host the course virtually from January 25 – 28, 2021.

The 2021 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ will provide a comprehensive review of all the basics in dental infection prevention and control, including employee and patient safety. Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the curriculum will also cover interim guidance and any related regulations. OSAP has designed this course for:

  • Infection Control Coordinators and Dental Practice Managers
  • Educators/Program Directors
  • Consultants/Lecturers
  • Military/Federal Service Personnel
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)/Public Health Personnel
  • IHS/Tribal Health Organization/Tribal Urban Clinic Personnel
  • Sales representatives, customer service personnel, service technicians, and other professionals who work for the companies that manufacture or distribute products, equipment, or services to the dental profession
  • Those who inspect or investigate dental settings for compliance with the guidelines and standards on behalf of the government, regulatory, accrediting, or public health authorities

“This year, participants will leave with a deeper understanding of Standard Precautions as addressed in guidance documents for dental providers published by CDC in 2003 and 2016 and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Additionally, speakers will address the most up-to-date interim guidance and any related regulations in each topic area,” states OSAP Executive Director, Michelle Lee, CPC. “The 2021 agenda includes several new sessions focusing on topics such as transmission-based precautions, optimization of PPE, and developing a respiratory protection program.”

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe disease transmission and principles of infection prevention and control in a variety of oral healthcare settings
  • Identify relevant infection control laws, regulations, guidelines, standards, and best practices
  • Use quality assurance measures (e.g., direct observation and feedback) to ensure accurate implementation of recommended infection control practices

“Our goal is to ensure that participants leave Boot Camp feeling educated and empowered to be infection control champions when they return to their dental offices. We also understand that everyone in the dental community has been affected by COVID-19. With this in mind, OSAP is offering a 30% discount on registration fees to help make this important education accessible!” Lee said.

Early-bird rates are available now through December 1 at www.osap.org/2021BootCamp

About OSAP

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is a growing community of individual clinicians, group practices, educators, researchers, consultants, trainers, compliance directors, policymakers, and industry representatives who advocate for safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare. OSAP focuses on strategies to improve compliance with safe practices and on building a strong network of recognized infection control experts. OSAP offers an extensive online collection of resources, publications, FAQs, checklists, and toolkits that help dental professionals deliver the Safest Dental Visit for their patients. Plus, online and live courses help advance the level of knowledge and skill for every member of the dental team. For additional information, visit osap.org.

 


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