Infection Prevention and Control - Continuing to Achieve Best Practice

202005sep9:00 am4:30 pmInfection Prevention and Control - Continuing to Achieve Best PracticePRESENTED BY Kylie Robb9:00 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByADA NSW Centre for Professional DevelopmentDisciplineInfection PreventionFormatIn-Person

Infection Prevention and Control - Continuing to Achieve Best Practice

Event Details

Endorsed and delivered by the ADA, taking into account the COVID-19 context, this course is the premier source of contemporary infection control information for the dental profession in 2020.

The Australian Dental Association secured PPE, consulted with regulators, actively sourced literature, research and information and constantly engaged with the leading authorities and government agencies responsible for the COVID-19 response to ensure leadership and guidance was timely and best practice for the profession.

We know the dental profession trusts ADA NSW to distil vast amounts of dynamic information into sensible and manageable action-based implementation strategies, this includes COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) management.

This course focuses on the key elements of managing COVID risk while it remains in our community, which could be for some time yet, and revisits the top areas of opportunity to improve IPC processes based on performance-based data and insights gained as the peak body for the profession.

Over 2000 people have attended this constantly evolving ADA course to reflect the dynamic landscape of IPC.

This course is suitable for all registered dental practitioners, Australian Dental Council candidates, prosthetists, dental practice teams, industry and product representatives and consumer advocates.

Topics include

  • COVID-19! What just happened? What do you have to do now?
  • The difference between isolation and quarantine – why this is important for staff and IPC decisions
  • Safe systems of work and risk based decision making for routine use of surgical masks, P2/N95 respirators, disinfectant and mouth rinses
  • Physical distancing in the dental practice – what are the recommendations and how to implement them?
  • Understanding Level Restrictions and how this impacts IPC
  • Healthcare consumer expectations and how to manage them
  • What affects IPC compliance and team performance – and what to do about it
  • How to complete a steriliser log
  • Principles for steriliser testing and indicator use
  • Spaulding classification and why this makes all the difference
  • Objective approach to Batch Control Identification
  • Confidence with storage of instruments and managing the environment
  • Sterilising room – the top areas of opportunity
  • Endodontics, the lab, and handpieces – give me the facts

Learning Objectives

  • Make risk based IPC decisions based on evidence
  • Confidence with COVID-19 management in practice
  • Understand the common grey areas – and make them black and white for your practice
  • Objectively review the status quo with a quality improvement mindset
  • The ADA have a lot of resources to help you – learn about them throughout the course
  • Understanding the regulatory framework for IPC that applies to dental practitioners
  • Understand what IPC requirements are related to dental practice accreditation
  • Understand what contemporary hand hygiene principles involve and how to apply them in a dental practice
  • Confidence with the latest documents and information that should be at hand


Speakers for this event

  • Kylie Robb

    Kylie Robb

    Director on the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control’s Executive Council

    Kylie has been instrumental in advocating for best practice in infection control standards while promoting the benefits of accreditation outcomes to hundreds of practice teams in Australia. She is a Director on the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control’s Executive Council, has a Master of Health Services Management in Clinical Leadership from the University of Technology, Sydney among many achievements. Kylie is a popular speaker, routinely presenting Infection Control and accreditation courses across Australia. Kylie is a 2019 member of the coveted Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s International Ambassador Program.

    Director on the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control’s Executive Council


ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

Our advocacy for members ensures we stay united as a profession, securing the profile, funding, support and recognition to allow us to continue advancing dentistry. As a not-for-profit organisation led by dentists for dentists, our remit is to deliver value to members and we do this in six key ways: Advocacy The strongest professions are those that are well represented Continuing Professional Development Providing comprehensive and respected CPD in world class facilities Networking and Connections Mentorship, events, local divisions and study groups Professional and Peer Advice On dento-legal matters, compliance, practice management, HR, IR, pharma News and Filtering We deliver what dentists need to know, when they need to know it Lifestyle and Benefits It's not all business. We incorporate social events and lifestyle benefits
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(Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

CPD Hours: 6.5


Member Price: Dentists – $490.00, Hygienists/Therapists – $390.00, Dental Team – $290.00 (Dental Team cost is Per Person), Dental Student – $390.00, Non-Member Price: Non-Members -$588.00

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