ar INFECTION CONTROL AND PREVENTION IN THE COVID19 ERA – Professional Conferences – Video Online [Dentists]

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INFECTION CONTROL AND PREVENTION IN THE COVID19 ERA

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INFECTION CONTROL AND PREVENTION IN THE COVID19 ERA

Outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging infections and more rarely pandemics such as HIV, swine flu and now SARS CoV-2 have always acted as drivers for change in clinical behaviour and technical innovation in dentistry. In this lecture we will examine the recent positive changes that have been made in infection control in dentistry that will make the profession more resilient in the future following the COVID 19 pandemic.

Aims:

To understand how the principles of dental infection control have been modified to make the dental surgery COVID 19 secure, as well as protect staff and patients from other infection risks.

Objectives

  • Discuss why understanding how infections emerge can make healthcare more resilient in the future
  • Discuss the current standard operating procedures for infection control and prevention
  • Discuss best practice on dental surgery ventilation and implementing HTM03-01
  • Review current occupational health measures in dentistry and the importance of occupational vaccines
  • Understand the importance of maintaining antimicrobial stewardship and best prescribing principles

GDC outcome: C

Dr Caroline Pankhurst BSc PhD BDS MSC MRCPath (Specialist in Oral Microbiology)

Caroline Pankhurst has published extensively on oral microbiology including two books on infection control most recently “Basic Guide to Prevention and Infection Control in Dentistry, 2nd edition”. She was formerly a Senior Lecture in Oral Microbiology at KCL Dental Institute and is now actively involved in postgraduate dental education and was a finalist in the e- Learning Awards 2012. She served on the SAC in Medical Microbiology, Royal College of Pathologists, Editorial Boards of “Primary Dental Care” & BMC Oral Health and a past President of the BDA Metropolitan Branch. She is a Trustee of the Fungal Infection Trust and the Affordable Health Initiative.