Hit the Ground Running

The OSAP Dental Infection Control Bootcamp™ 2018 experience offers attendees an opportunity to enhance their infection control knowledge.

From the infection control coordinator to the industry sales representative, it’s critical for individuals in the profession to stay on top of the latest guidelines, regulations and strategies for infection prevention and safety in dental settings. The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™, January 8 – 11, 2018, in Baltimore, Md., is an educational course covering a comprehensive curriculum in infection prevention and safety to support the Safest Dental Visit™. Serving as a crucial building block for every dental professional with infection control responsibilities, this training course takes the OSAP Boot Camp™ attendee through several engaging days of infection control education sessions, workshops and hands-on learning, provides interactive Q & A time with instructors and offers up to 24 hours of continuing dental education credit (CDE).

The attendee
The OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ participant is a dental professional with infection control responsibilities, who is looking for a comprehensive curriculum in infection control and safety in dentistry. This program is perfect for infection control coordinators, infection prevention and safety educators, compliance officers in group practices and on dental boards, federal service employees responsible for infection control in their duty stations, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) personnel, consultants and sales representatives.

Day one: Strategy, principles and theory
Attendees receive rich OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ resources as they are prepared for three days of fast-paced learning and interactive education. Day one provides attendees with the principles and theory behind patient safety and introduces the role and responsibilities of the infection control coordinator. Important topics covered include infection control regulations, guidelines and standards, microbiology, antibiotic resistance and stewardship, OSHA bloodborne pathogens and hazard communications. Attendees are also exposed to their first Boots on the Ground session to put learning into action during exciting hands-on exercises.

Day two: Operations and management
During day two, attendees are guided through education designed to help translate theory into the everyday realities of dental settings. Experts in infection control lead attendees through topics that include personal protective equipment (PPE), proper hand hygiene, biofilms and waterlines, instrument processing and operatory preparation. There will also be another round of fast-paced Boots on the Ground sessions.

Day three: Application and innovation
As the program nears completion, Boot Camp attendees dive deeper and learn about important strategies and applications to take home. On day three, courses on exposure incident management, writing SOP’s, policy and program development, responses to infection control breaches and crucial document requirements offer tools and information that attendees can refer to when they get back to their dental settings. Attendees also benefit from the latest innovations and dental infection control solutions during the vendor product fair, and facilitators will be available to help them apply what they’ve learned in interactive workshops.

Bonus day four: Federal Service focus
Federal Services attendees will have additional training sessions on Thursday morning, January 11, covering topics specific to their guidelines, environments and opportunities. This may include the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Public Health Service and Veterans Administration attendees. Federal Service personnel may qualify for an additional 4 hours of CDE credit.

Experience the journey
Each OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ is unique because of the diversity, engagement and camaraderie of the participants. Attendees will experience their own journey by registering for the 2018 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ today.
Deadlines and discounts for registration, hotel information and updates on the topics for the 2018 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ are available on OSAP.org. OSAP encourages everyone to register early for the greatest registration discounts. Registration closes on December 15, 2017.

To learn more about OSAP, its mission or becoming a member, visit OSAP.org today. While membership is encouraged, the Boot Camp event is open to non-members as well.

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