Postexposure Evaluation and Follow-up

Introduction

Introduction

Participants in this course will be introduced to the concept of postexposure management of healthcare personnel and will be provided evidence-based guidance on the importance of prompt wound care, reporting, and evaluation of occupational exposures to pathogenic organisms, the timely initiation of postexposure prophylaxis, and the implementation of postexposure follow-up strategies in order to prevent infection and the development of disease.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Terézhalmy has done consulting work for Procter & Gamble and has served on the dentalcare.com Advisory Board.

Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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Syllabus: Infection Prevention, Hazardous Waste Management, and Hazard Communication Compliance

The information in this 14-module syllabus is intended (1) to meet initial educational/training requirements for Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, and Dental Assistant Students as mandated by OSHA and other federal, state, local and professional organizations, (2) to provide a framework for an in-service training program in oral healthcare settings to meet annual educational/training requirements as mandated by OSHA and other federal, state, local and professional organizations, and (3) to serve as a resource for oral healthcare personnel wishing to review evidence-based information on specific topics related to infection prevention, hazardous waste management, and hazard communication compliance.

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