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Karen Gregory, RN, CDIPC speakingBoot Camp is a fast-paced, foundational-level educational course covering all the basics of dental infection prevention and patient safety.

Boot Camp is perfect for those new to dental infection prevention and safety who are seeking an introductory understanding of the content area or for those who want to build on, apply, or enhance existing knowledge using content in practical applications to master concepts. This course is appropriate for those early in their career, making a career shift, or who want a refresher.

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Format & Features

Boot Camp will take place in Atlanta, GA, from January 23 - 25. The Air Force, Army, Navy, IHS, and VA will each have additional training sessions on January 26. Sessions will be recorded and available to all registered participants from February 13 to April 14

In the afternoon on Sunday, January 22, OSAP will host an Antibiotic Stewardship Summit. Participants can add the summit to their Boot Camp registration. Click here to learn more about the Antibiotic Stewardship Summit.

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Curriculum

The course curriculum is based on the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings-2003, the 2016 Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care, the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (1910.1030), and the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (1910.2000)Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the curriculum will also cover the most up-to-date interim guidance and any related regulations. Participants gain an understanding of relevant infection control laws, regulations, guidelines, standards, and best practices. They will also get practical tips on how to implement them in their practice setting.

Topics Include:

  • Principles of Infection Control
  • Standard and Transmission Based Precautions
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Policy & Program Development, Program Evaluation
  • Exposure Risk Determination & Postexposure Management
  • Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient Care Items
  • Dental Water Quality Assurance Program
  • And more!
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Target Audience

Developed for participants new to dental infection prevention and safety who are seeking introductory understanding of the content area or for those who want to build on, apply, or enhance existing knowledge using content in practical applications to master concepts.

This course is appropriate for those early in their career, making a career shift, or who want a refresher. This may include:

  • Clinicians (dentists, hygienists, assistants)
  • Consultants/lecturers 
  • Dental practice managers 
  • Educators/program directors 
  • FQHC/public health personnel 
  • Infection control coordinators
  • IHS/Tribal health organization/tribal urban clinic 
  • Military/federal service employees 
  • Sales representatives, customer service personnel, service technicians, and other professionals who work for the companies that manufacture or distribute products, equipment, or services to the dental profession
  • Those who inspect or investigate dental settings for compliance with the guidelines and standards on behalf of the government, regulatory, accrediting, or public health authorities

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • describe disease transmission and principles of infection prevention and control in a variety of oral health care settings
  • identify relevant infection control laws, regulations, guidelines, standards, and best practices
  • utilize tools to assist with quality assurance measures (e.g., direct observation and feedback)

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Learning Level

To help you choose the best possible learning experience, OSAP offers three learning levels, allowing you to explore what is relevant, what provides key takeaway application, and what stretches and challenges you. Boot Camp is appropriate for the following learning levels:

  • Beginner - Appropriate for those with limited experience of the subject who are seeking an introductory understanding of the content area.
  • Intermediate - Appropriate for those with some experience who are seeking to build on, apply, or enhance existing knowledge using content in practical applications to master concepts.

Learning Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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