As a dental professional, it is essential to understand the potential risks and hazards associated with inoculation injuries. These injuries can happen in various situations within dentistry, including needle-stick injuries, bites or scratches from patients, splashes to the eye with infected material, injuries from tooth or bone spicules, and sharp instruments during treatment sessions and decontamination duties.
Inoculation injuries can occur during various stages of dental procedures, including patient preparation and dental instrument sterilisation and handling. Therefore, dental professionals must be aware of the risks associated with these types of injuries to ensure their safety and that of their patients.
The potential consequences of an inoculation injury within a dental practice can be severe, with blood-borne viral infections such as Hepatitis B and C and HIV being among the most significant concerns. Therefore, dental professionals must take every possible precaution to prevent these types of injuries and be knowledgeable in the appropriate protocols if exposure to infected body fluids does occur. In addition, it’s important to remember that dental practices should provide employees with personal protective equipment during such treatment sessions and decontamination duties.
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Our comprehensive online course Inoculation Injuries & Safer Sharps is designed to educate in the prevention of inoculation injuries and blood-borne virus (BBV) exposure in dentistry. This CPD course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to implement effective protocols and systems to keep you and your team safe while on the job.
In this course, you will learn preventive measures that can be taken to avoid such inoculation injuries and effectively deal with the risk of infection.
Our course covers the Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013 and provides a step-by-step guide to managing sharp injuries. We also highlight the requirements of employers and contractors and provide training on effectively managing safer sharps.
In addition, our course delves into the critical topic of complying with RIDDOR and implementing safe and effective decontamination measures for your entire team.
Join us today and take the first step towards creating a safer and healthier working environment in your dental practice.
Inoculation and Safer Sharps CPD – Enrol today!
Enrol in our 60-minute Inoculation and Safer Sharps online CPD course and gain the knowledge and tools to understand and implement safe working systems to prevent the risk of blood-borne virus exposure and injury.