Encompasses guidelines from OSHA, the CDC on Infection Control and Bloodborne Pathogens and raises awareness on the new respiratory disease transmission and prevention protocols and policies required for our profession. Training promotes insight for employers and employees to understand potential risk and develop safety strategies essential to comply current CDC guidelines which must now address prevention practices for COVID-19.
View this interactive* recorded webinar to review mandated and update information, record keeping and chemical safety. Discover what policies, posters and labels are required for your practice. Several new products will be introduced that assist with optimal infection control procedures as well as promote an Eco-friendly environment.
Course Objectives: Participants will:
- distinguish areas of potential injury in the workplace.
- develop strategies to reduce the risk of injury and disease transmission according to OSHA and CDC guidelines.
- design and implement policies required for Exposure and Post Exposure Control Plans for their practice.
- report the Hazmat guidelines and how to implement them.
- review sterilization and lab areas, storage and disposal of PPE.
- recall the process of disease transmission and contaminated waste.
HIPAA Review and Update:
According to the ADA, “All members of a covered entity’s workforce are required to receive training in the dental practice’s policies and procedures required under HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification. Train new workforce members within a reasonable time after they join the workforce. If someone’s job is affected by a change in your HIPAA policies or procedures, provide training on the change within a reasonable time after the change becomes effective. In addition, periodic re-training and training updates can help ensure compliance and reduce the likelihood of a breach”.
This presentation will provide information on HIPAA and the HITECH rules and regulations. Discussion includes HIPAA Privacy and Security Policies and raises awareness on the latest cyber attacks occurring in dental offices.
Course Objectives: Participants will:
- understand required strategies to meet HIPAA requirements
- identify and implement policies and forms to ensure HIPAA compliance
- identify and evaluate scenarios in which breaches can occur
- recognize the importance of team training and compliance
Original date: 4/21/21
Review date: 4/28/21
Expiry date: 4/20/24
Speaker: Cathie Collier, RDH, B.Ed., MS
Cathie is trained and certified in Occupational and Bloodborne Pathogens and lectures on this topic frequently. Through her 30 plus years as an educator she has presented programs for hygienists throughout the United States. Cathie’s recent experiences include being an educational consultant and national lecture for PDT Instruments. She currently teaches clinical dental hygiene at Goodwin College and is a CPR faculty trainer for the Emergency Care Institute. She received her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene Education from Fones School of Dental Hygiene where she served as clinic coordinator.
Disclosure: Consultant and national lecturer for PDT instruments.
Disclaimers: As per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited knowledge in treating patients. It is always recommended to do further research.
NOTE: PLS offers this class along with a mock inspection at your office in and proximal to CT. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and information on this and other topics.
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/2021 – 12/31/2025). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by state or provincial Boards of Dentistry.
DANB.org accepts ADACERP recognized courses.
PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/21)
This webinar is designated for the CEUs as indicated. Check your state’s CE regulations for course acceptance.
This course complies with New York’s specific guidelines for this topic.
*Interactivity provided with the PLS Ask the Teacher feature included with recorded webinars.