California: Infection Control Course


Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the chain of infection and detail the routes of transmission for disease causing microorganisms.
  • Describe an infection control program and the hierarchy of controls to prevent transmission of infection.
  • Identify strategies to prevent occupational exposures to blood and body fluids.
  • Define Standard Precautions and discuss its application in the dental office.
  • Identify methods to ensure that patient care items and environmental surfaces are safe for use.
  • Describe the most commonly used sterilization methods, and list the pros and cons of each.
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Approved By: California Dental Board
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CE Credits: 2.0 Hours; credit available until 1/31/2019
Access Continuing Education, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing education for Dentists and Dental Hygienists by the California Dental Board, Provider Number: RP 4495.
Cost: $30.00 *NOTE: If your association, employer, or organization is paying for this course, and you log in utilizing the correct procedure provided by your association/employer/organization, you will not be charged upon completion of the test. Be sure to check with your association/employer/organization for the correct login procedure.
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Author: Vicki Cohn, DDS
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