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Infection Prevention & Control 2021
LSU's Annual Review & Update Course for Dentists,
 Dental Hygienists & Dental Assistants

 Live-Stream Video Conference - Attend From Anywhere

Friday, October 8, 2021

7 clinical hours (lecture) | AGD #148 | Course #53-21-Video*
Sign-In: 8:00-8:30 am (CST) | Course Starts: 8:30 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

Regular
(BY 12:00 pm / noon CST 10/1/21)
Late
(AFTER 12:00 pm / noon CST 10/1/21)

Dentist

$340

$365

Hygienist / Lab Tech

$215

$240

Dental Assistant

$120

$145

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

Eve Cuny and Kathy Eklund combine their many years of experience and expertise in infection prevention and control (IPC) to bring you up-to-date on what you need to know to protect your patients, your staff, and yourself.

Ms. Cuny is chair-elect of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Board of Directors and Ms. Eklund previously held the same position. OSAP is the leading provider of IPC education, training, and credentialing that supports safe dental visits.

Ms. Cuny and Ms. Eklund will discuss the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for IPC with an emphasis on dentistry. Relevant Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations will also be addressed. Ms. Cuny and Ms. Eklund will share and explain the tools and resources needed for implementing and evaluating a site-specific IPC program.

Key topics include:

  • Transmission-based and standard precautions
  • Hand hygiene
  • Recommended immunizations for dental healthcare personnel
  • Exposure prevention and postexposure management
  • Screening patients for COVID-19
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE), including respiratory protection
  • Environmental infection control
  • Considerations for improving ventilation in dental settings
  • Instrument processing and sterility assurance
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Tools and resources for implementing and evaluating a site-specific program

Learning Objectives

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

  • Differentiate between guidance and regulations
  • Differentiate between transmission-based and standard precautions
  • Describe hand hygiene methods and techniques
  • Identify CDC recommended immunizations for healthcare personnel
  • Explain methods of exposure prevention
  • Explain CDC recommendations for post-exposure management
  • Identify CDC interim guidance for screening patients for COVID-19
  • Explain current CDC guidance for donning and doffing PPE
  • Describe elements of a respiratory protection program
  • Explain the mechanism for emerging infectious diseases
  • Explain CDC recommendations for environment infection control
  • Identify three considerations for improving ventilation in dental healthcare settings
  • List three resources for IPC program evaluation

About the Presenters

Eve Cuny, MS is the Executive Associate Dean at University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California, where she is also Associate Professor in the department of Diagnostic Sciences. She has published numerous articles and textbook chapters on safety and infection control and presented hundreds of continuing education programs domestically and internationally. Professor Cuny has worked with universities, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies worldwide to educate dental professionals in infection control and safety and assist in the development of sustainable oral health improvement projects. She is chair-elect of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Board of Directors.

Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP is the Director of Occupational Health and Safety and the Forsyth Research Subject and Patient Safety Advocate at The Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is an adjunct faculty member at Regis College, Dental Hygiene Program where she teaches senior-level courses in Oral Health Research and Evidence-Based Decision Making. Ms. Eklund serves as faculty for the New England AIDS Education and Training Center and HIVdent.org and was the 2017-2019 Chair of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Board of Directors. Over the past 35 years,
Ms. Eklund has published papers and contributed to several texts on infection control and safety. She is an author of the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings-2003.

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.

If you are new to video conferencing and/or if you have not participated in a video conference course with LSUCDE and/or it has been awhile since your last video conference WE STRONGLY ADVISE that you review all troubleshooting/test links that will be sent to you in your "course logisitics" email and attend the "tech help" session prior to the course. 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.

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you plan on using a PC or laptop for live-stream video conferencing. Tablets and smartphones *may* be used, however, previous participants have experienced bandwidth issues and/or buffering on these devices.

 

 

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 September 24, 2021 by mail, fax at (504) 941-8403, or 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.

Health & Wellness (Physical Attendance) Policy: By registering for an in-person course, you affirm that you will comply with the safety requirements of the course facility/location with regards to wearing face masks, getting temperature taken, etc. You also affirm that you will NOT attend the course if you have a fever, respiratory/flu-like symptoms and/or if you believe that you have been exposed to COVID-19. If you are ill and/or feel that you should self-quarantine and will not be able to attend the course (in-person), contact our office (504.941.8193 or CDE@lsuhsc.edu). It is your responsibility to (i) ensure you are healthy enough to attend a course in person, (ii) abide by safety requirements of the course facility/location, and (iii) contact LSUCDE office (504.941.8193 or CDE@lsuhsc.edu) if you will be unable to attend a course due to illness. LSUCDE must be contacted PRIOR to the start date/time of the course. LSUCDE monitors updates from the CDC, as well as, local, state, and federal guidelines. If additional safety precautions become necessary, LSUCDE will inform registered attendees.

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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