DENTISTRY

Infection Control Solutions

Our team of consultants can help you build a plan based on the needs of your particular office. We provide feedback and recommendations to help you understand all aspects of your infection control program, and our detailed reports help to get you back on track.

Infection Control

COMPLIANCE PROGRAM for Dentistry

Bundle the General Office Assessment and three Practice Audits to complete our Compliance Program. Once you have satisfied any outstanding action items identified on your audits and have received 80% compliance on two consecutive Practice Audits, we will vouch for your practice by issuing a Compliance Letter and a Certificate of Completion to put on display at your dental clinic.

General Office Assessment for Dentistry

A certified IPAC Consultant will apply the complex infection control standards to the operation of your dental clinic by auditing policies and procedures, education and training, record-keeping, and physical attributes of your dental clinic, including your sterilization centre. This assessment provides a verbal on-site confirmation and an in-depth written report of baseline administrative controls as they pertain to infection control requirements. After our visit, you will have a better understanding of any gaps in your practice through our in-depth gap analysis, and our customized action list will help you prioritize the recommendations. The Office Assessment mirrors the Public Health Inspection checklists.

Dental Sterilization Centre Assessment & Review

Cross contamination can pose a significant infection risk to patients and is the central focus of Public Health inspections. An IPAC Consultant will examine the plans for your reprocessing areas and identify changes to the physical layout of the Sterilization Centre in order to be compliant with Public Health requirements. Upon completion, you will understand any gaps through our advanced risk matrix and gap analysis, and be able to develop a plan to correct them with our action list.

Dental Office

PRACTICE AUDIT

Practice Audits are the most important step in ensuring compliance. While the General Office Assessment and the Sterilization Centre Assessment are the groundwork for knowledge and reprocessing area set-up, the actions of staff demonstrate an application of infection control principles and is a main component of a Public Health inspection. An IPAC Consultant will evaluate staff actions anonymously before, during, and after patient care, with a special focus on tasks such as hand-washing, using personal protective equipment appropriately, and proper cleaning and handling of equipment. Upon completion, you will understand any gaps through our in-depth written report.

IPAC Policy & Procedure Manuals

Written office specific policies and procedures help to keep everyone in your office on the same page with regards to expectations during the day to day work, as well as serving as a resource to guide staff in less common scenarios.

Personalized

for Dentistry

Our Personalized Policy and Procedure Manual for Dental Offices follows governing body guidelines and covers a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, administrative controls, hand hygiene, routine practices, and reprocessing. Our policies and procedures are delivered with one hard-copy spiral bound manual, as well as one-year access to our online version that is updated in real-time. The online version allows for updates throughout the year of your subscription so you never have to worry about reviewing to keep your policies up to date.

Infection Prevention and Control

POLICY REVIEW AND CUSTOMIZATIONS

for Dentistry

IPAC Consulting offers our consulting services for a full review of your current policy manual, including recommendations and customizations on a per-hour basis. Don’t have an IPAC policy manual? Purchase our Personalized manual, and we will provide recommended customizations and complete any other customizations that you wish to include for your office.

Online Training Modules

Education & Training Services

Education is key to ensuring that everyone is up to date with the core principles of infection control in the dental office. Our annual online training modules offer a simple, dental-specific solution to helping keep your staff up to date. Each module is eligible for CE credits and provides a certificate at completion.

Annual Training for

These online learning modules written specifically for dentistry staff will satisfy infection control requirements and provide education especially for the dental environment and support for infection control work-flows. The Ministry of Health requires annual, formalized infection prevention and control (IPAC) training for all clinical staff, with an evaluation component and documentation of training received. In addition, all new hires must also have formalized, evaluated training in infection control principals. Our education modules will allow you to meet these requirements.

The participant has the flexibility to complete the content at their own pace, at home or in the office. At the end of every module, an assessment quiz evaluates the participant’s learning and an 80% pass rate allows the learner to proceed to the next module. Each module runs approximately 20 minutes in length prior to starting the quiz.

At the end of the course, the successful learner receives a certificate of completion as a record of annual training completion.

Annual Training for

These online learning modules written specifically for dentistry staff will satisfy infection control requirements and provide education especially for the dental environment and support for infection control work-flows. The Ministry of Health requires annual, formalized infection prevention and control (IPAC) training for all staff, with an evaluation component and documentation of training received. In addition, all new hires must also have formalized, evaluated training in infection control principals. Our education modules will allow you to meet these requirements.

The participant has the flexibility to complete the content at their own pace, at home or in the office. At the end of every module, an assessment quiz evaluates the participant’s learning and an 80% pass rate allows the learner to proceed to the next module. Each module runs approximately 20 minutes in length prior to starting the quiz.

At the end of the course, the successful learner receives a certificate of completion as a record of annual training completion.

This course is ideal for staff in dental clinics who do NOT work in the reprocessing area.

COVID-19

The current global pandemic has put modern infection prevention and control methods to the ultimate test. As health care professionals working in a field where this spread can be deadly to those who entrust you with their care, it is critical that guidelines and protocols be followed to ensure patients continue to receive the care they deserve.

The participant has the flexibility to complete the content at their own pace, at home or in the office. At the end of every module, an assessment quiz evaluates the participant’s learning and an 80% pass rate allows the learner to proceed to the next module. Each module runs approximately 20 minutes in length prior to starting the quiz.

At the end of the course, the successful learner receives a certificate of completion as a record of annual training completion.

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