The Seven Deadly Sins – Non-Compliance With Infection Prevention And Control

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Date: Friday 28th June 2024
Speaker(s): Professor Michael A. O. Lewis
CPD Time: 1 Hour
Duration: 1 Hour
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It is expected that dental care is provided in a safe environment both for patients and clinical staff.  This presentation will highlight seven aspects of infection control and prevention where procedures frequently go wrong.  The material will cover important processes related to waterlines, inoculation injuries, immunisation, decontamination, instrument storage, waste and infection control audit.  The importance of appropriate use of antimicrobial agents in dentistry is being increasingly recognised and updated prescribing guidelines will be presented. Finally, it is now expected that all clinicians should be able to recognise sepsis in a patient and therefore the clinical symptoms of this life-threatening condition will be presented.

Learning objectives

Following the presentation delegates will:

  • Have knowledge of the contemporary standards for infection prevention and control
  • Understand the range of processes required for the safe delivery of dental care
  • Have knowledge of appropriate antimicrobial prescribing
  • Be aware of the need to be able to recognise sepsis

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcome:

C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice

Professor Michael A. O. Lewis PhD, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS (Eng), FRCPath, FFGDP(UK), FHEA, Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University

Biography

Mike Lewis is Emeritus Professor at Cardiff University. He has held a number of senior professional positions including, President of the British Society for Oral Medicine, President of the British Society for Oral & Dental Research, Dean of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, Dean of the School Dentistry at Cardiff University, Dental Member of the Department of Health specialist advisory committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Hospital Acquired Infection and the dental member of the Advisory Council for Misuse of Drugs at the Home Office. Academically, Mike has published over 200 scientific articles and delivered more than 700 invited lectures worldwide. He is the author of best-selling textbooks on the subjects of Oral Medicine and Oral Microbiology. Mike is a Registrant Member of the General Dental Council and was recently awarded the John Tomes Medal by the British Dental Association for outstanding service to the dental profession.

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