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Basic guide to infection prevention and control in dentistry /
Caroline L. Pankhurst and Wilson A. Coulter.
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Chichester, West Sussex ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
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vi, 186 p.
ISBN
1405176628 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781405176620 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Chichester, West Sussex ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
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1405176628 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781405176620 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Essentials of control of infection -- Communicable diseases in the dental surgery -- Occupational health and immunisation -- Sharp safe working in the dental surgery -- Hand hygiene -- Personal protection for prevention of cross infection -- Sterilization and disinfection of dental instruments -- Dental surgery design, disinfection, and managing aerosols -- Dental unit waterlines -- Healthcare waste management -- Transport and postage of diagnostic specimens, impressions, and equipment.
catalogue key
6840459
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Dr Caroline Pankhurst, BSc, BDS, MSc, PhD, MRCPath, is a former Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Dental Institute of King's College, London and a Specialist in Oral Microbiology. Dr Wil Coulter, BSc, BDS, PGCert Ed, MSc, PhD, FRCPath, is a Consultant/Reader in Oral Microbiology in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen's University, Belfast and the Belfast Hospital Trust.
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"This book jumps straight in with chapter one (Essentials of infection control), dispensing with the customary preface or introduction, eager to proceed with the task in hand-that of disseminating information about preventing and controlling infection in dentistry hellip; .This near-200-page paperback has appendices of useful information; a four-page index; photographs, diagrams and charts; and literature references accompany each chapter." (BDA News, October 2009)
"This book jumps straight in with chapter one ( Essentials of infection control ), dispensing with the customary preface or introduction, eager to proceed with the task in hand-that of disseminating information about preventing and controlling infection in dentistry & .This near-200-page paperback has appendices of useful information; a four-page index; photographs, diagrams and charts; and literature references accompany each chapter." ( BDA News , October 2009)
"This book jumps straight in with chapter one ( Essentials of infection control ), dispensing with the customary preface or introduction, eager to proceed with the task in hand-that of disseminating information about preventing and controlling infection in dentistry … .This near-200-page paperback has appendices of useful information; a four-page index; photographs, diagrams and charts; and literature references accompany each chapter." ( BDA News , October 2009)
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Summaries
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The Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control is a practical guide for all members of the dental team. It offers clear explanations of the key issues and concepts, an orientation of the evidence base and legal framework as well as providing a step-by-step guide to the safe running of a dental practice.Chapters cover key topics, namely: communicable diseases; occupational health and immunisation; decontamination of dental equipment; surgery disinfect ion; sharp safe working; hand hygiene and barrier personal protection; dental unit waterlines, clinical waste management and pathology specimen handling.
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The Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control is a practical guide for all members of the dental team. It offers clear explanations of the key issues and concepts, an orientation of the evidence base and legal framework as well as providing a step-by-step guide to the safe running of a dental practice. Chapters cover key topics, namely: communicable diseases; occupational health and immunisation; decontamination of dental equipment; surgery disinfect ion; sharp safe working; hand hygiene and barrier personal protection; dental unit waterlines, clinical waste management and pathology specimen handling.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title offers practical information for all members of the dental team on the prevention and control of infection; with clear explanations of the key issues and concepts, an orientation of the evidence base and legal framework as well as step-by-step guidance on the safe running of a dental practice.
Main Description
The Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry is a practical guide for all members of the dental team. It offers clear explanations of the key issues and concepts, an orientation of the evidence base and legal framework as well as providing a step-by-step guide to the safe running of a dental practice. Chapters cover key topics, namely: communicable diseases; occupational health and immunisation; decontamination of dental equipment; surgery disinfect ion; sharp safe working; hand hygiene and barrier personal protection; dental unit waterlines, clinical waste management and pathology specimen handling.
Main Description
The Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry is a practical guide for all members of the dental team. It offers clear explanations of the key issues and concepts, an orientation of the evidence base and legal framework as well as providing a step-by-step guide to the safe running of a dental practice.Chapters cover key topics, namely: communicable diseases; occupational health and immunisation; decontamination of dental equipment; surgery disinfect ion; sharp safe working; hand hygiene and barrier personal protection; dental unit waterlines, clinical waste management and pathology specimen handling.
Main Description
This new title in the 'Basic Guide' series offers practical information for all members of the dental team on the prevention and control of infection; with clear explanations of the key issues and concepts, an orientation of the evidence base and legal framework as well as step-by-step guidance on the safe running of a dental practice.
Table of Contents
Essentials of infection controlp. 1
Why do we need infection control in dentistry?p. 1
Relative risk and risk perceptionp. 2
Risk assessment and the management decision-making processp. 3
How to perform a risk assessment in a dental practicep. 4
Hierarchy of risk management controlp. 6
Infection control and the lawp. 7
Legal acts under which dental practice is conductedp. 8
Published standards and guidancep. 10
Team approach to prevention of infectionp. 13
References and websitesp. 15
Communicable diseases in the dental surgeryp. 16
How infections are spreadp. 16
Reservoirs and sources of infectionp. 17
Infectious disease by route of transmission in the dental surgeryp. 18
Emerging and re-emerging pathogensp. 26
References and websitesp. 30
Further readingp. 31
Occupational health and immunisationp. 32
Provision of occupational healthp. 32
Building a culture of safetyp. 33
Organising staff health in your practicep. 35
Immunisation requirements for dentistryp. 37
Protecting women of childbearing agep. 37
Who should be immunised against hepatitis B?p. 41
Health clearance and the consequences of blood-borne virus infectionp. 43
Health clearancep. 44
Health clearance for registration with the general dental councilp. 46
References and websitesp. 47
Sharp safe working in the dental surgeryp. 48
Why sharps prevention is importantp. 48
When do sharps injuries occurp. 50
Preventable sharps injuriesp. 50
How to avoid having a sharps injuryp. 51
Use of safety devicesp. 52
How to avoid sharps injuries-sharp safe disposalp. 54
Managing sharps injuriesp. 56
Occupational health risk assessment for BBV exposurep. 57
Management of hepatitis C exposuresp. 58
Post-exposure prophylaxisp. 60
Recording of sharps injuriesp. 61
Clinical governance and accident risk assessmentp. 62
References and websitesp. 62
Further readingp. 63
Hand hygienep. 64
Hands as a source of infectionp. 64
Hands as a source of hospital-acquired infectionp. 65
Hand hygiene and teamworkingp. 65
Hand hygiene techniquep. 69
Hand care and prevention of irritant dermatitisp. 73
References and websitesp. 75
Personal protection for prevention of cross-infectionp. 76
The role of glovesp. 76
Choosing a suitable glove for the taskp. 78
Managing an allergy to NRL glovesp. 78
Managing latex allergies in patientsp. 80
Masks, visors and goggles and the protection of mucous membranes and the airwayp. 81
Types of masks and when to use themp. 81
Protection during cardiopulmonary resuscitationp. 85
Protective eyewear and visorsp. 85
Protective eyewearp. 86
Tunics and uniformsp. 88
Protective barriers-plastic aprons and surgical gownsp. 90
References and websitesp. 92
Further readingp. 92
Sterilisation and disinfection of dental instrumentsp. 93
Decontamination cyclep. 93
Why has cleaning become so important?p. 94
Legal requirements and technical standards for decontaminationp. 95
Where should instrument decontamination take place?p. 96
Design of dedicated decontamination unitsp. 97
Presterilization cleaning of dental instrumentsp. 102
Cleaning of dental handpiecesp. 104
Mechanical cleaning with an ultrasonic bathp. 105
Thermal washer disinfectorsp. 106
Instrument inspectionp. 108
Dental instrument sterilizationp. 108
Suitability of steriliser for different loadsp. 108
Steriliser installation and validationp. 109
Selecting the correct temperature, pressure and time for sterilizationp. 110
Steam purity and maintenance of water reservoir chamberp. 110
Maintenance of the steriliser water reservoirp. 111
How do you know your steriliser is working?p. 112
Loading the steriliserp. 115
How to operate the steriliserp. 116
Storage of wrapped and unwrapped instrumentsp. 117
Single-use itemsp. 119
Single-use instruments and vCJDp. 121
Disinfection of heat-sensitive equipmentp. 122
Disinfection of dental impressionsp. 123
Further readingp. 124
Dental surgery design, disinfection and managing aerosolsp. 125
Dental surgery designp. 125
Surface cleaning and decontaminationp. 128
Management of aerosols and splatterp. 135
Managing large blood or body fluid spillagesp. 137
References and websitesp. 139
Dental unit waterlinesp. 140
What are biofilms?p. 140
Risk to staff and patient health from dental unit waterlinesp. 140
Methods to reduce the biofilmp. 145
Control of legionellae in dental unit waterlinesp. 150
References and websitesp. 151
Further readingp. 151
Health care waste managementp. 152
Legislation on hazardous waste disposalp. 152
Types of wastep. 153
What is hazardous waste?p. 154
Hazardous waste regulations and the European waste catalogue codep. 156
Amalgam waste and installation of amalgam separatorsp. 160
Segregation and disposal of clinical wastep. 163
Safe handling and storage of clinical and hazardous waste prior to disposalp. 165
Transport of clinical wastep. 166
References and websitesp. 167
Further readingp. 167
Transport and postage of diagnostic specimens, impressions and equipment for servicing and repairp. 168
Legal frameworkp. 168
Collecting specimensp. 168
Transport of specimens to the laboratoryp. 169
Transport restrictionsp. 171
Fixed pathological specimensp. 172
Transporting impressionsp. 173
Equipment to be sent for service or repairp. 173
Further readingp. 174
Appendixp. 175
Daily infection control clinical pathwayp. 175
Decontamination methods for specific instruments and items of dental equipmentp. 177
Hand and hard surface disinfectants and dental unit waterline biocidesp. 179
Further sources of informationp. 181
Indexp. 183
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