Florida Dental Convention

FDC2021 Session Directory

Infection Control and Respiratory Protection in the COVID Era Workshop

Course Code: W07
Speaker: Ms. Linda Harvey, RDH, MS, HRM
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists


 EARLY 4/16 


 ONSITE 6/12 














It’s not news that COVID-19 has significantly changed the practice of dentistry. Offices adopted new technologies, implemented stricter infection control guidelines, and added enhanced respiratory protection. This 3-hour workshop addresses the most current CDC Guidelines, COVID-19 updates, and OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard. It’s more critical now than ever to ensure your practice and your team are in full compliance with all the updates. One thing is clear: “the way we’ve always done things” is no longer sufficient, whether it’s OSHA compliance or infection control protocols. Be sure your team is relying upon evidence-based infection control principles from PPE and surface disinfection to sterilization and dental unit waterlines. Variations in compliance protocols could lead to COVID-19 transmission or a medical error causing patient injury. This workshop includes a sampling of various products related to infection control, PPE, and respiratory protection. Attendance is limited to 45.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • review the transmissibility of COVID-19.
  • discuss the current CDC Interim Guidelines.
  • compare PPE requirements pre- and post-COVID-19.
  • re-evaluate key infection prevention areas impacted by supply chain interruptions.
  • discuss OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard.
  • understand the role of the Infection Prevention Coordinator on your team.
  • recognize the need for infection control and respiratory protection policies in your practice.
  • sample various products related to infection control, PPE, and respiratory protection.

Equipment Sponsor(s):

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Speaker: Ms. Linda Harvey, RDH, MS, HRM, Linda Harvey Group, Inc.

About the speaker: Owner/operator of two compliance-related companies; distinguished fellow, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management; healthcare risk management and compliance expert.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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