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Update your knowledge of the most important current issues in clinical safety. Are you clear on how to handle ordinary and extraordinary infectious diseases? What risks are most likely today? This class blends science with reality: applying professional standards and strategies, including CDC Guidelines and State regulations for Infection Control to realistic scenarios. Updates include safety challenges such as aerosol transmitted diseases (ATD's) and evolving / resistant pathogens. Enjoy active learning.

Learning Objectives:
• Bloodborne, contact, droplet and airborne diseases
• Biofilms
• Skin disorders, including allergies
• Current, immediate health concerns
• Reasonable precaution strategies

  • Course Code: T08
  • Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Location: Renaissance Main Floor, Solana E
  • CE Credit: 3
  • Meets BODEX Stanard for Infection Control
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Nancy Dewhirst

Nancy Dewhirst, RDH

Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, graduated from, and was a clinical instructor in Dental Hygiene at University of Southern California and teaches Oral Pathology, Preventive Dentistry and Infection Control at West Coast University Dept. of Dental Hygiene. She is a nationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, focusing on infectious diseases, clinical safety, instrument sharpening, ergonomics and preventive dentistry. Ms. Dewhirst is a “top 100 U.S. Speaker”, and is on the California Dental Association’s., ADA and OSAP speaker’s / Consultants bureaus.

Courses by Nancy Dewhirst