OSHA, Infection Control & CDPA

When:  Apr 16, 2020 from 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PT)
Associated with  Harbor Dental Society

CE Speaker: Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS

CE Date: Thurs, April 16, 2020

CE Time: 12:30 pm - 8:30pm at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza, 5000 Clark, Lakewood, CA 90712

CE Topic: OSHA Infection Control, and the California Dental Practice Act

This course is your KEY to meet California requirements for License Renewal and Cal OSHA. Bring your entire staff. Nancy Dewhirst's lively, interactive presentation style links science and practice to optimize your learning experience. 

7 CEU core

Annual Cal-OSHA Training & Update – Are You Safe Enough?
Slide presentation, participation, documentation  Based on science, but grounded in clinical reality, this course reviews and      updates OSHA-required training topics for ordinary and extraordinary situations, including general safety issues such as physical and chemical risks, infectious disease transmission and control, hazard communication and waste.  Learn  ways to improve the effectiveness    of Standard Precautions, while adjusting for higher risks such as aerosol transmitted diseases (ATD’s). Handouts include useful checklists, and patient screening forms and transmission-based precautions for infectious individuals. 

Learning Outcomes - Upon completion, the participant shall be able to identify the need to update or change their OSHA injury and illness prevention program in the following topic areas: 

OSHA written program Disease transmission understanding Standard Precautions and special situations

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Environmental asepsis Instrument sterilization

Safe practices Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

Infection Control — Update your knowledge of the most important issues in clinical safety               
Are you clear on how to handle ordinary and extraordinary infectious diseases?

This class blends science with reality: reviewing CDC Guidelines and State regulations for Infection Control. Updates include challenges such as aerosol transmitted diseases (ATD’s) and evolving / resistant pathogens. 

Learning Outcomes - Upon completion, the participant shall be able to:

  • Recognize and manage bloodborne, contact, droplet and airborne diseases
  • Recognize and respond to disease exposures with optimal effectiveness

Minimize the risk of transmitting diseases by optimizing safety strategies

California Dental Practice Act: - Where's the Line?           

This presentation reviews the DPA topics and regulations that are required for re-licensure.  Attendees will share stories and ideas about violations of the law or questions about the legality of conditions or scenarios. You will receive a useful handout that references the information presented.  After attending the course, you will be familiar with the scope of regulations addressed in the DPA, how those   regulations define dental practice limits, how to find answers to legal questions addressed by the DPA, and how the California Dental Board enforces the DPA and where to locate resources to further their knowledge in this topic.  

Learning Outcomes - Upon completion, the participant shall be able to:

  • Be familiar with the scope of regulations addressed in the DPA
  • Discuss how those regulations define dental practice limits
  • Understand how the California Dental Board enforces the DPA
  • Learn how to locate information and resources related to the DPA

The DPA topic areas that the Board of Dental Examiners considers important for all licensees to be aware of are: licensure and license renewal requirements, make-up of the Dental Board and how it functions, content of the DPA, update on scope of practice for all licensed dental professionals, oversight of auxiliaries and independent practice laws including alternative care locations,   prescription drug issues, unprofessional conduct, illegal acts, and application of standards of care provisions.





The Centre at Sycamore Plaza
5000 Clark
Lakewood, CA 90712