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Nancy Dewhirst, RDH,BS

Nancy Dewhirst, RDH,BS
• Course Director, Oral Pathology and Infection Control, West Coast University Dental Hygiene Program
• Member, California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and OSAP Speaker/Consultants Bureaus

***This class is approved by the California Dental Board and meets the Infection Control continuing education requirement for re-licensure.***

Update your knowledge of the most important issues in clinical safety. Are you clear on how to handle ordinary and extraordinary infectious diseases? This class blends science with reality: reviewing CDC Guidelines and State regulations for Infection Control. Updates include safety challenges such as aerosol transmitted diseases (ATD’s) and evolving/resistant pathogens. Enjoy active learning.

Learning Objectives:

At completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 
  1. Identify bloodborne, contact, droplet and airborne diseases
  2. Explain biofilms
  3. Detect skin disorders, including allergies
  4. Recognize current, immediate health concerns
  5. Employ reasonable precaution strategies

AGD Code: 148

Topics: Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS, Infection Control, CDC guidelines, TEAM, Staff, Clinical Saftey