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 INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL
 Addressing the Concerns of COVID-19: What will be needed to provide
   standard of care and protection for your patients, dental team members
 and yourself

   Live-Stream Video Conference - Attend From Anywhere

  Friday, May 29, 2020
 
    7 clinical hours (lecture) | AGD #148 | Course #53-20-Video*
    Sign-In: 8:30-9:00 am (CST) | Course Starts: 9:00 am (CST)

* LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform roll call and random check-ins via the chat
        window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links: 
        a link to the meeting, a link to a short test, and a link to a course evaluation. You must submit the test and evaluation in order to
        receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person
        hours.

Registration  
  Fees 

Early Bird
(BY 12:00 pm/noon CST 5/8/20)

Regular
(BY 12:00 pm/noon CST 5/22/20)
Late
(AFTER 12:00 pm/noon CST 5/22/20)

Dentist

$310

$340

$365 

Hygienist 

$185

$215

$240 

Dental Assistant

$100

$120

$145 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We understand in these uncertain times, finances can be a concern. If you need financial
   assistance to attend an LSUCDE course in 2020, please contact our office. We have a small fund set aside to assist with
   registration costs for each course on a first come, first serve basis.

IMPORTANT: The email address used to register will be the email address to which all course materials will be sent. Once
   you are registered in the course, you will receive an email confirmation from CDE@LSUHSC.EDU
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN
EMAIL CONFIRMATION FROM CDE@LSUHSC.EDU within ten (10) business days, please call our office 504.941.8193.

  CDE@LSUHSC.EDU is never used for marketing purposes, to ensure delivery of course information please add this email address into
  your contacts and/or mark as a "safe-sender".

REGISTER BY PHONE OR ONLINE TODAY!

Phone: (504) 941-8193  |Online: Click here

Overview

COVID-19 has forced the world to face a new normal. This course will focus on hygiene and infection prevention and control updates, new standards, and address concerns facing dental offices when reopening after stay-at-home orders have lifted. In addition to attending themselves, dentists are encouraged to register their chair-side dental assistants for this course, as they are integral in implementing a large percent of the infection prevention and control measures, as well as, for purchasing most of the products that protect patients and staff. Additional topics include:

  • Discuss and implement governmental emergency infection prevention and control modifications necessitated by the current COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Summarize and implement current OSHA requirements and CDC recommendations for infection prevention and control in dental facilities and describe and implement components of a comprehensive infection prevention program.
  • Infectious disease emerging challenges – how and why
  • Current status of COVID-19
  • Overview of infection control in dentistry
  • OSHA compliance issues and suggestions
  • Standard precautions remain foundation for protection
    • The following topic areas will also include infection control recommendations when re-opening dental practices after closure
  • Current emergency CDC/OSHA recommendations/modifications 
  • Hand hygiene
    • Hand washing and waterless hand antiseptics
    • Compliance and effectiveness
    • Maintaining epithelial integrity
  • Occupational Bloodborne Pathogens 
    • Hepatitis B
    • Hepatitis C -rapidly increasing in population
  • Sharps safety
    • Post-exposure management plan
    • OSHA Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act requirements
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    •  Applications for contact and airborne precautions
    •  Respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette
  • Gloves
    • Types and materials
    • Ergonomic issues and solutions 
  • Protective eyewear
    • OSHA requirements
    • Updated recommendation for face shields
  • Masks
    • ASTM standards for surgical masks
    • NIOSH-approved N95 respirators
    • Surgical masks vs. N95 respirators
    • Face mask recommendations for dental procedures
  • Vaccines
    • Hepatitis B vaccines and updates
    • COVID-19 vaccine progress
    • Requirements for vaccine development, testing, approval, release
  • Sterilization and sterilization monitoring
    • New sterilizer technologies for additional remote monitoring
    • Weekly requirement
    • Type I - V chemical indicators/integrators
  • Single-use disposables
  • Instrument processing
    • Holding solutions
    • Cleaning options
    • Monitoring cleaning process prior to sterilization
  • Event-related vs. date-related sterilization
  • Environmental surface disinfection
    • Historical health care facility challenges
    • Survivability of SARS-CoV-2 virus compared to other pathogens
    • Clinic contact surfaces and housekeeping surfaces
    • Surface covers
  • Surface disinfectants
    • Efficacy criteria
    • CDC criteria for high-, intermediate-, low-level disinfection
    • Effectiveness on coronaviruses and SARS-CoV-2
    • EPA list of acceptable disinfectants
    • Appropriate use
  • Aerosols and Air Quality Considerations
  • Dental Water Asepsis
    • Significance of waterborne microorganisms
    • Health care facilities as sources of waterborne infections
    • Waterborne infectious disease outbreaks
    • Potable water standards
    • Dental unit water challenges – small bore waterlines
    • Biofilms
    • Infection control approaches
    • Recommendations for dental water infection control when re-opening dental practices after prolonged closures
    • Periodic monitoring of water quality

 

Learning Objectives

After attending this course, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss and implement governmental emergency infection prevention and control modifications necessitated by the current COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Summarize and implement current OSHA requirements and CDC recommendations for infection prevention and control in dental facilities and
  • Describe and implement components of a comprehensive infection prevention program.

About the Presenter

John A. Molinari, PhD earned a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh and subsequently worked as a faculty member in the School of Dental Medicine. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he served for 32 years in the School of Dentistry as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Infection Control. Later, he was Infection Control Director for DENTAL ADVISOR where he was involved in research on newly developed  infection prevention technologies and products. He has published over 500 scientific articles, text chapters, and abstracts in the areas of microbiology and immunology, and lectures nationally and internationally on topics dealing with infectious diseases and infection control. He has also been a consultant for the CDC, ADA, and regional hospitals.   

Video Conference

LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform role call and random check-ins via the chat window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links: 

  • a link to the meeting,
  • a link to a short test,
  • and a link to a course evaluation.

You must submit the test and evaluation in order to receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person hours. For details on how LSU CDE video conferencing works, FAQs, and troubleshooting tips and tricks click here.

 

 

 

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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 boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at www.ada.org/CERP.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) reserves the right to cancel any course should circumstances warrant such action. If a course is canceled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration, the Academy will refund the tuition you paid (minus an administrative cancellation fee). We must receive your written cancellation request no later than May 15, 2020 via email at CDE@lsuhsc.edu. If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after the specified deadline, this will result in forfeiture of your entire tuition. 

Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation: LACDE (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) cannot be held responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation in the event a course is canceled or rescheduled. Please: No recording devices in lecture room or lab, and turn mobile phones off. New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice: You are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into your practice, especially when the course has not provided you with supervised clinical experience to ensure you have attained competence.

New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice: Dental educational institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Participants are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the course has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the technique or procedure to ensure that they have attained competence. Providership or partial providership of a continuing education course by LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure or product.

Equality of Educational Opportunity: The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc., LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education, and LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry are committed to equality and do not discriminate against applicants, students or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.

Continuing Education Credit: CE credit awarded for participation in a course or activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his or her state licensing board.

Photography Release: By attending this course/session, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images either in audio, photographic or video format recorded on site to be used by The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) for educational and promotional purposes.

Please: No recording devices in lecture rooms or lab, and turn mobile phones off.

  

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Phone: 504.941.8193  •  Fax 504.941.8403  • Info@LSUCDE.org