Bundle the General Office Assessment and Practice Audits to get the complete solution with the Compliance Program.
General Office Assessment:
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. 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 correct them efficiently. The Office Assessment mirrors the Public Health Inspection checklists.
Practice Audits are the most important step for ensuring compliance. While the General Office Assessment and the Sterilization Centre Assessment offer 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, and our customized action list that will be provided to you.
Once you have satisfied any outstanding action items identified on your audits and have received 80% compliance on two consecutive Practice Audits, we will attest to your infection control practices by issuing a Letter of Compliance and an Award of Excellence in Infection Control to put on display at your dental clinic.