Are you a dental care professional looking for online, verifiable CPD? Look no further!
Apolline Training are proud to unveil another free eLearning course that is suitable for the whole dental team.
Included in the course:
- 60 minutes of verifiable CPD
- Certificate upon completion of course
- Downloadable resources, including reflective learning
An inoculation injury is the most likely method of blood-borne virus transmission in dentistry. Inoculation injuries include needle-stick injuries, bites or scratches from patients and splashes to the eye with infected material. They can also include injuries from tooth or bone spicules and sharp instruments during treatment sessions and decontamination duties. Injuries that occur due to dismantling matrix bands also pose a risk.
Everyone within the practice is potentially at risk from inoculation injuries and infection. Those most at risk are the clinical team.
It is essential for all team members to be fully trained in and aware of the potential dangers of transmitting blood borne viruses (BBV) and safe working procedures must be adopted at all times. The cleaner and receptionist should also be advised where the ‘danger zones’ are for potential exposure to BBVs.
The Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013 are designed to control the risks posed by needles and other ‘sharps’ used in healthcare. The regulations come under a European Directive to supplement existing health and safety legislation that already requires employers to take effective action to control the risk from sharps injuries.
Free Online CPD in Inoculation Injuries and Safer Sharps CPD
On completion of this course you will gain the knowledge and tools to understand and implement safe working systems to prevent the risk of blood borne virus exposure and injury.
The objectives of the course:
- Preventive measures to avoid inoculation injury
- Dealing with the risk of infection
- Complying with RIDDOR
- Safe and effective decontamination duties for the team
- Step by step guidance for sharp injuries
- Understand the Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013
- Requirements of employers and contractors
- Effective management of safer sharps
- Appropriate team training.