Cross Infection Control
Welcome

Welcome to the juce on infection control. This section of dentaljuce is Core Verifiable CPD, a recommended topic for UK dentists nurses therapists hygienists and CDTs. 

Using an interactive question and answer format, this module introduces Cross Infection Control, an important subject for all members of the team to know about both for their own safety and that of their patients. 

Patients deserve to be treated in a safe environment. This includes reducing the risk of acquiring an infection from a visit to a dental practice to an acceptable level.

Additionally, staff working in a dental practice also have a right to be safe from infection acquired at work. A Dental Practice must ensure that its policies and procedures respect their right, as part of its moral, ethical, and legal responsibilities. 

Let's begin with a few very basic concepts:

What is meant by Cross Infection in dentistry? How can it happen?
 




Why is strict cross-infection control important in dentistry?
 


Who is at risk of acquiring an infection from the dental practice?
 


Broadly, how can cross infection control be reinforced within a practice setting?
 

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Educational aims of this juce

This online learning module has clear and concise aims, objectives and anticipated outcomes, listed below. These will appear on the Dentaljuce CPD Certificate, along with the time spent, dates, and detailed topics you studied within the module. Certificates can be printed at any time, covering any range of dates. Dentaljuce CPD complies with the UK GDC's requirements for verifiable continuing professional development.

Your Professional Development Plan (PDP)

Regulatory authorities recommend that CPD/CE is undertaken based on learning needs that you have identified and entered into your PDP. Some authorities may not accept your CPD as verifiable unless it has been identified in the PDP before you undertake it.

Before starting this module, check that the learning outcomes are what you require, and that you have entered the need into your PDP. Here is an example PDP entry for this module.
 
What development needs have I? How will I address them? Target completion date Outcomes Date
Completed
To improve my Infection Control Take the Dentaljuce Infection Control module   • recognise the importance of infection control.
• understand the basic science that underpins infection control.
• understand through demonstration and explaination how it is applied in the dental surgery clinical environment.
• become aware of the importance and implications of infection control as it relates to patients, visitors, staff, and the general public.
 

Aim
The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this Dentaljuce module is to allow learners to develop their professional knowledge, understanding and competence in Infection Control, in line with their identified personal learning requirements. 

Module objective
• to update members of the dental team with current best practice in infection control. 

Anticipated learning outcomes
The learner will:
• recognise the importance of infection control.
• understand the basic science that underpins infection control.
• understand through demonstration and explaination how it is applied in the dental surgery clinical environment.
• become aware of the importance and implications of infection control as it relates to patients, visitors, staff, and the general public.
• through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.

GDC Principles
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC principles and the underlying standards:
• Principle 1: Put patients’ interests first
• Principle 6: Work with colleagues in a way that is in patients’ best interests
• Principle 7: Maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge and skills

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