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Sterilisation and disinfection are important for both personnel safety and patient safety. All processes should be based on a philosophy of risk management and quality assurance. The philosophy of how an item is used, stored, contaminated and reused or disposed determines the optimal method of sterilisation and/or disinfection. The latest Australian and New Zealand standards (AS/NZS4815) stipulate that dental practices need to provide appropriate education and training for staff responsible for instruments. This workshop will cover: - Office Based Practice, the Standards and you - the technicalities of AS/NZ4815:2006 and AS/NZS 4187:2014. - A back to basics look at the micro-organisms that make Infection Control Necessary. - Standard precautions and associated key updates for successful sterilisation outcomes. - Policy and Procedures manuals - how, why and the importance of team implementation. - Hand Hygiene update - hand washing and ABHR use. - Personal Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment requirements and use. - Reprocessing and handling of used instruments (reusable medical device). - Pre-cleaning for successful sterilisation - the critical step. - Disinfection vs. detergency. - Surface management protocols - clinical contact surfaces and general environment. - Instrument reprocessing - the overall process. - Sterilisation - packaging, loading, monitoring requirements and recording the process. - Validation - of both equipment, and the overall sterilisation process. Learning Objectives: - Discuss the basic principles of sterilisation and disinfection, including the importance of cleaning each/any item before a process is used. - Understand and practically apply Standard Precautions. - Highlight methods of sterilisation. - Highlight key principles for special considerations for disinfection and sterilisation issues, such as dental unit water lines and evacuation systems. - Be able to relate the NZDA Code of Practice for Infection Prevention and Control, and Dental Council Practice Standard in line with AS/NZ4815:2006 and/or AS/NZS4187:2014 within and around the dental clinic/environment.

Learning outcomes

Sterilisation and disinfection are important for both personnel safety and patient safety. All processes should be based on a philosophy of risk management and quality assurance. The philosophy of how an item is used, stored, contaminated and reused or disposed determines the optimal method of sterilisation and/or disinfection. The latest Australian and New Zealand standards (AS/NZS4815) stipulate that dental practices need to provide appropriate education and training for staff responsible for instruments. This workshop will cover: - Office Based Practice, the Standards and you - the technicalities of AS/NZ4815:2006 and AS/NZS 4187:2014. - A back to basics look at the micro-organisms that make Infection Control Necessary. - Standard precautions and associated key updates for successful sterilisation outcomes. - Policy and Procedures manuals - how, why and the importance of team implementation. - Hand Hygiene update - hand washing and ABHR use. - Personal Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment requirements and use. - Reprocessing and handling of used instruments (reusable medical device). - Pre-cleaning for successful sterilisation - the critical step. - Disinfection vs. detergency. - Surface management protocols - clinical contact surfaces and general environment. - Instrument reprocessing - the overall process. - Sterilisation - packaging, loading, monitoring requirements and recording the process. - Validation - of both equipment, and the overall sterilisation process. Learning Objectives: - Discuss the basic principles of sterilisation and disinfection, including the importance of cleaning each/any item before a process is used. - Understand and practically apply Standard Precautions. - Highlight methods of sterilisation. - Highlight key principles for special considerations for disinfection and sterilisation issues, such as dental unit water lines and evacuation systems. - Be able to relate the NZDA Code of Practice for Infection Prevention and Control, and Dental Council Practice Standard in line with AS/NZ4815:2006 and/or AS/NZS4187:2014 within and around the dental clinic/environment.

Speaker

Megan Sharpe

Well-known throughout Australia and New Zealand, Megan Sharpe has a clinical background and a passion for dentistry. She is an infection prevention, control and sterilisation consultant, and is now available to train up your whole team, so they are all clear about their responsibility for the management of infection prevention in your practice. Meg imparts her knowledge in an interactive and friendly manner ensuring all members of the team are clear about their role responsibility and accountability for achieving the delivery of dentistry in the most efficient and effective manner.

Megan Sharpe 

Infection Prevention and Sterilisation


Speaker:

Megan Sharpe

Friday 9th Aug 2024
11:00am - 2:30pm
Venue: Cliff Road Clinic
38 Cliff Rd
Tauranga
3110
Region: Auckland
Brought to you by Prime Practice
Level 11
151 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW
2000
AUSTRALIA

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