Boot Camp

egp-septoct16-8Have you made plans for the OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™, Jan. 9-11, in Atlanta? The OSAP Boot Camp is a core educational course covering the basics of infection prevention and safety. It is targeted to:

  • Infection control coordinators in dental practices.
  • Educators responsible for infection prevention and safety instruction.
  • 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 responsible for infection control.
  • Consultants and sales representatives who want to demonstrate a CORE level of infection control competency

Attendees will receive up to 24 hours of CE credits plus a resource binder, checklists, tools and more.

Courses include:

  • Principles and history of infection control
  • Patient safety: history, trends and consensus-building
  • The infection control coordinator: role, job description, getting buy-in, etc.
  • Compliance issues
  • Microbiology: bacteria, viruses, fungi, process of disease transmission, etc.
  • Antibiotic resistance/antibiotic stewardship
  • Transmission of infectious agents in dental settings
  • Exposure risk determination and post-exposure management
  • Hand hygiene
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Sharps safety
  • Dental unit waterlines
  • Sterilization and disinfection of patient care items
  • Operatory preparation

Hands-on training stations include:

  • Chairside pre-cleaning and instrument transport
  • Automated instrument washing & disinfection
  • Instrument wrapping and chemical indicators/integrators
  • Sterilizer loading and unloading
  • Monitoring of sterilizers and documentation
  • How to respond to positive spore test

The Boot Camp will also feature a vendor product fair.

Still not sure? Here’s what a few attendees of last year’s Boot Camp said about the experience.

  • “This was the best course I have taken on the subject of infection control. I will highly recommend it to others!”
  • “In all my years as a dental hygienist, this was the best dental meeting I ever attended. It was organized and the speakers were EXCELLENT. Thanks to all of you for a wonderful three days!!!!”
  • “There was sufficient valuable information in the content provided which will assist me in moving forward with my employment as an infection control educator.”

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