Dental practices must treat all patients as if they are infected and apply appropriately strict protocols for the protection of patients, clinicians, and team members.
COVID-19 is caused by a novel (new) air-borne coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that current thinking suggests is transmitted by droplet and aerosol contamination and through close contact (less than 2 metres) with an infected person or through touching contaminated surfaces.
There are extremely robust infection control procedures for dealing with BBVs but much less robust procedures for air-borne viruses and contact viruses. Additions to standard infection control procedures, including the use of PPE, are therefore considered necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic and possibly beyond.
The aim of this course is to provide up to date guidance on the correct use of personal protective equipment required for safe working procedures in the dental practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During this course you will learn:
- Why COVID-19 is different from other infectious diseases.
- How Aerosol Generating Procedures affect routine dentistry.
- The correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to wear.
- How to don and doff PPE correctly.
- The differences between FFP2 and FFP3 masks.
This course is intended for all members of the clinical practice team to ensure that correct Personal Protective Equipment is worn in a safe and effective manner during the outbreak of COVID-19.
This course provides 30 minutes of ECPD.