Safety Standards and Infection Control for Dental Assistants

ISBN-10: 0766826597

ISBN-13: 9780766826595

Edition: 2002

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Description: Sweeping changes in infection control and disease containment have had a significant impact on dentistry in the past decade. Because dental assistants are more likely to assume responsibility for this area of dental practice, it is necessary that students enrolled in dental assisting programs receive stringent training and education in infection control and environmental health. Infection Control for Dental Assistants addresses the requirements of the national Infection Control Examination (ICE) as set forth by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Task Analysis. The text is separated into five major areas according to their relevance to the dental assistant's role in infectious disease prevention, and contains numerous hands-on procedures and assessment questions designed to help readers track their comprehension and retention of presented material. Infection Control for Dental Assistants will also be helpful as a refresher resource for dental assistants already in private practice and as a chairside reference.

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List price: $156.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Microbiology and Disease Prevention Specific to Dentistry
Introduction to Microbiology
The Importance of Infection Control in the Dental Office
The Six Components in the Chain of Infection Control
Types of Infections
The Five Stages of Infectious Disease
The Immune System
Diseases of Concern to the Dental Assistant
Disease Prevention in the Dental Office
Infection Control in Dentistry: Goals for Reducing Cross-Contamination
Ten Basic Principles of Infection Control
Handwashing: The First Line of Defense in Disease Prevention
Procedure Into Practice: Handwashing
Risk Reduction at Chairside
Patient Assessment
Function and Importance of a Medical/Dental History
Latex Sensitivity
Completing Medical/Dental History Forms
Related Forms
Legal and Ethical Considerations of Infection Control
Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
Professional Standards of the Dental Assistant
Maintaining Confidentiality of Patients' Records
The Americans with Disabilities Act
Risk Management and Quality Assurance Strategies to Prevent Malpractice
National Guidelines, Recommendations, and Regulations Affecting Dental Practice
Regulatory Government Agencies and National Associations
The Role of Government Agencies
Complying with Local, State, and Federal Regulations
Differences and Distinctions
Organizations for Dental Assistants
The Dental Office Safety Supervisor
Role of the Office Safety Trainer
Training Organization
Twelve Tasks of the Office Safety Supervisor
Infection Control Techniques in the Dental Office
Personal Safety and Barrier Protection
Hepatitis B and Other Recommended Vaccinations
Identifying Employees at Risk: Exposure Determination by Categories
Universal Precautions: Gloves, Masks, Eyewear, and Outer Protective Clothing
Types of Gloves Used in Dentistry
Masks
Eyewear
Scrubs or Protective Outer Garments
Laundering of Reusable PPE
Guidelines for Putting On and Removing PPE
Procedure Into Practice: Donning PPE
Procedure Into Practice: Removing PPE
Eyewash Stations
Sharps Management and Disposal
Procedure Into Practice: Emergency Eyewash Procedure
Procedure Into Practice: Minimizing Personal Injury from Contaminated Sharps
Handling an Accidental Exposure
Procedure Into Practice: What the Dental Assistant Must Do in the Event of Accidental Exposure
Procedure Into Practice: What the Dentist/Employer Must Do in the Event of an Accidental Exposure
Instrument Recirculation
Introduction to Instrument Recirculation
Critical, Semicritical, and Noncritical Classifications
Processing Contaminated Instruments
After Completion of a Chairside Procedure
Procedure Into Practice: Processing Contaminated Instruments
Instrument Precleaning/Soaking
Instrument Scrubbing
Procedure Into Practice: Manual Instrument Scrubbing
Procedure Into Practice: Ultrasonically Scrubbing Instruments
Disinfection versus Sterilization
Procedure Into Practice: Chemical Disinfection of Instruments That Cannot Be Heat Sterilized
Sterilization
Accepted Methods of Sterilization
Procedure Into Practice: Instructions for Operating the Autoclave
Processing High-Speed Dental Handpieces
Procedure Into Practice: Handpiece Sterilization Steps
Procedure Into Practice: Packaging Instruments and Loading the Sterilizer
Sterilizer Monitoring
Procedure Into Practice: Maintaining a Sterilization Monitoring Log
Storage of Sterilized Instruments
Most Common Reasons for Instrument Sterilization Failure
Environmental Surface and Equipment Asepsis
The Need for Surface Disinfection
Chemical Disinfectants
Spray-Wipe-Spray Technique
Procedure Into Practice: Guidelines for Mixing, Handling, and Discarding Chemical Sterilants and Disinfectants
Placement of Protective Barriers
Procedure Into Practice: Guidelines for the Spray-Wipe-Spray Technique
Procedure Into Practice: Guidelines for Placing and Removing Environmental Surface Barriers
Dental Laboratory Asepsis
The Importance of Infection Control Procedures in the Dental Office Laboratory
Procedure Into Practice: Disinfection of a Dental Prosthesis or Orthodontic Appliance
Disinfection of Dental Impressions
Disinfection of Related Dental Laboratory Items
Asepsis in the Dental Office Lab
Disposal of Laboratory Waste Materials
Infection Control in Dental Radiography
Infection Control Awareness in Dental Radiography
Prior to Exposing Radiographs
ADA Infection Control Recommendations for X-Ray Equipment and Films
Procedure Into Practice: Placing and Removing Protective Surface Barriers in the Radiographic Operatory
Procedure Into Practice: Infection Control Procedures for the Radiography Operatory
Handling the X-Ray Film Packet
Disinfection of Intraoral Film Packets
Procedure Into Practice: Infection Control Procedures for the Darkroom
Procedure Into Practice: Infection Control Procedures While Using a Daylight Loader
Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Infection Control Methods for Exposing Dental Radiographs
Waste Management of Radiographic Chemistry
Environmental Health and Safety (Hazard Communication) in the Dental Office
Hazard Communication
Hazard Communication Program
Physical and Chemical Hazards in the Dental Office
Product Warning Labels and Stickers
Biological Hazards in the Dental Office
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
New OSHA Compliance Directive
Waterline Biofilms
What Are Biofilms?
Conditions That Facilitate Biofilm Formation in Waterlines
Stages of Biofilm Formation in Waterlines
What Is the Quality of Drinking Water?
Recommendations for Dental Unit Waterline Biofilm Reduction
Procedure Into Practice: Reduction of Waterline Biofilms
Solutions to Reduce Waterline Biofilms
Procedure Into Practice: Steps for Weekly Waterline Asepsis
Equipment Manufacturers Make Modifications
Independent Water Reservoirs versus Filters
Boil-Water Advisory Procedures
Occupational Environmental Hazards
Health Hazards of Concern to the Dental Assistant
Mercury
Radiation
Procedure Into Practice: Guidelines for Handling Mercury
Procedure Into Practice: Recommended Guidelines for Cleaning Up a Mercury Spill
Caustic Agents and Other Hazardous Chemicals
Procedure Into Practice: Guidelines for Protection When Working with Glutaraldehyde
Gases: Nitrous Oxide, Oxygen, and Ethylene Oxide
Procedure Into Practice: Guidelines to Reduce Exposure During Conscious Sedation Administration of Nitrous Oxide
Procedure Into Practice: Safety Precautions for Oxygen Use
Bioaerosols
Procedure Into Practice: Reducing Bioaerosols in the Dental Office
Latex Allergies
White Visible Light and Dental Lasers
Bonding Materials and Acrylics
Hazardous Noise Levels
Procedure Into Practice: Guidelines for Preventing Injury Caused
Procedure Into Practice: Precautions for Preventing Occupational NIHL
Repetitive Motion Injury and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Office Emergency Procedures
General Office Safety
Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation
Natural Disaster Preparedness
Procedure Into Practice: How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
Bomb Threats and Violence in the Workplace
Signage Requirements
First-Aid and Emergency Kits
Procedure Into Practice: Emergency Administration of Oxygen
Office Communications Regarding Infection Control
Marketing Infection Control
The Need to Market Infection Control
Front Office Marketing
Educating Patients about Infectious Diseases
The Importance of an AIDS Treatment Policy
Chairside Marketing
Bibliography
DANB Infection Control Task Analysis (ICE) Requirements Cross-Referenced by Chapter
Summary of OSHA's Bloodborne/Hazardous Materials Standard
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