Emphasizing patient safety and disease prevention in the dental office, Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, 6th Edition, is a go-to text for all members of the dental team. With discussions ranging from microbiology concepts to protocols for clinical asepsis, this comprehensive, highly practical text features the most up-to-date regulatory recommendations, as well as new chapters on patient safety preparation and infection control breaches. Step-by-step instructions make it easy for you to perform safety procedures and use the supplies and equipment needed to prevent the spread of infectious disease, and new case scenarios present opportunities for critical thinking and application.
PART 1: The Microbial World 1. Scope of Microbiology and Infection Control 2. Characteristics of Microorganisms 3. Development of Infectious Diseases 4. Emerging Diseases 5. Oral Microbiology and Plaque-Associated Diseases
PART 2: Infection Control 6. Blood-Borne Pathogens 7. Oral and Respiratory Diseases 8. Infection Control Rationale and Regulations 9. NEW! Preparing for Patient Safety and Occupational Health 10. Immunizations 11. Hand Hygiene 12. Personal Protective Barriers 13. Instrument Processing 14. Surface and Equipment Asepsis 15. Dental Unit Water Asepsis and Air Quality 16. Aseptic Techniques 17. Laboratory and Radiographic Asepsis 18. Waste Management 19. Prevention of Sharps Injuries 20. A Clinical Asepsis Protocol 21. General Office Asepsis 22. Greener Infection Control 23. Home Hygiene
PART 3: Office Safety 24. Occupational Safety and Health Administration 25. OSHA Inspections 26. Management of the Office Safety Program 27. Managing Chemicals Safely 28. Employee Fire Prevention and Emergency Action Plans 29. Infection Control Concerns during Remodeling and Construction 30. NEW! Infection Control Breaches and Disease Transmissions in Dental Facilities
Appendix A: Resource List Appendix B: CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings Appendix C: CDC Guidelines for Prevention of Tuberculosis in Dental Settings Appendix D: Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Appendix E: Exposure Incident Report Appendix F: Infection Control and the American Dental Association Appendix G: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Bloodborne Pathogen Standard Appendix H: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard Glossary Index