Infec7on Case Study

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S C H O O L O F D E NTAL H EALTH BIOL 1045 • • • • • Review of last week Disease Transmission Task Categoriza7on For whom? Components of an Infec7on Preven7on and Exposure Control Program Sunday, 22 September, 13 S C H O O L O F D E NTAL H EALTH BIOL 1045 Sunday, 22 September, 13 S C H O O L O F D E NTAL H EALTH BIOL 1045 Dental Health care workers • Rou7nely work in an environment where there may be spaEer of blood and bloody saliva • Risk for sharps exposure via handling of numerous dental instruments and dental appliances. • Infec7on control precau7ons must minimize poten7al for transmission of all occupa7onal microbial disease risks. Sunday,…show more content…
• You s7ck yourself with a dirty instrument. Direct • You sneeze on someone. • You kiss your friend and you get sick. Sunday, 22 September, 13 S C H O O L O F D E NTAL H EALTH BIOL 1045 Exposure to direct and indirect sources of contamina9on   Contact with infec7ous lesion, microorganisms from client Aerosoliza7on of microorganisms in droplet spaEer, from client’s blood and/or saliva while using air/water sprays, high speed or ultrasonic equipment. Contact with blood, saliva, other secre7ons during equipment asepsis, & instrument recircula7on procedures  Sunday, 22 September, 13 S C H O O L O F D E NTAL H EALTH BIOL 1045 All infec7on control programs implemented in a health care seNng should include a designa7on for task categoriza7on. Sunday, 22 September, 13 S C H O O L O F D E NTAL H EALTH BIOL 1045 CATEGORY I Tasks require exposure to blood, body fluids, or 7ssues. • Den7sts • Assistants • Hygienists • Laboratory technicians Sunday, 22 September,…show more content…
Sunday, 22 September, 13 S C H O O L O F D E NTAL H EALTH BIOL 1045 Designed to • reduce transmission risk from both recognized and unrecognized sources. • protect all health care worker at all 7mes. Not “client specific but procedure specific” Sunday, 22 September, 13 S C H O O L O F D E NTAL H EALTH BIOL

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