Emphasizing patient safety and infection prevention in the dental office, Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, 5th Edition, covers everything from basic concepts in microbiology to protocols for clinical asepsis. Clear, step-by-step instructions make it easy for you to perform safety procedures and use the supplies and equipment needed to prevent the spread of infectious disease. New to this edition are full-color photographs and four new chapters on emerging topics. Written by oral biology and infection control expert Chris Miller, this resource is a must read for every member of the dental team.
- Comprehensive coverage follows dental assisting and dental hygiene curricula requirements for infection control, ensuring that you learn essential principles and procedures for clinical competence.
- Easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedures are provided for skills that dental team members must master, each presented with a goal, materials, chronological steps, and rationales for the performance of each step.
- Key terms begin each chapter and are highlighted within text discussions and defined in a back-of-book glossary.
- Summary tables and boxes make study easier by highlighting key concepts and procedures.
- Review questions ensure your comprehension of the material with 5 to 20 multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter.
- Practical appendices offer easy access to the most significant regulatory agency rules and recommendations for infection control.
- Student resources on the Evolve companion website include practice exercises plus review questions and quizzes.
PART 1: The Microbial World
1. Scope of Microbiology and Infection Control
2. Characteristics of Microorganisms
3. Development of Infectious Diseases
4. Emerging Diseases
5. Oral Microbiology and Plaque-Associated Diseases
PART 2: Infection Control
6. Blood-Borne Pathogens
7. Oral and Respiratory Diseases
8. Infection Control Rationale and Regulations
10. NEW! Hand Hygiene
11. Personal Protective Equipment
12. Instrument Processing
13. Surface and Equipment Asepsis
14. Dental Unit Water Asepsis and Air Quality
15. Aseptic Techniques
16. Laboratory and Radiographic Asepsis
17. Waste Management
18. NEW! Preventing Sharps Injuries
19. A Clinical Asepsis Protocol
20. NEW! General Office Asepsis
21. Greener Infection Control
22. NEW! Cross-contamination Between Work and Home
PART 3: Office Safety
23. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
24. OSHA Inspections
25. Management of the Office Safety Program
26. Managing Chemicals Safely
27. Employee Fire Prevention and Emergency Action Plans
28. Infection Control Concerns during Remodeling and Construction
Appendix A: Infection Control and Hazardous Materials Management Resource List
Appendix B: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003,
Appendix C: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Prevention of Tuberculosis in Dental Settings
Appendix D: Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
Appendix E: Exposure Incident Report
Appendix F: Infection Control and the American Dental Association (ADA)
Appendix G: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Appendix H: NEW! The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard
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- © Mosby 2014
- 8th February 2013
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Professor Emeritus of Oral Microbiology Indiana University School of Dentistry Indianapolis, Indiana
"Each generic topic is discussed logically and in detail, supplemented with useful and clear summary tables and flow charts...This book can be recommended as a reference book for providing the dental team with the knowledge, understanding and rationale of the broad range of topics that need to be considered for effective infection control measures."
Dental Update, January/February 2010
"You may have glanced at the title of this book and decided to move on, however, think again. Infection control is a hot topic within dentistry at the moment, with CQC inspections looming and patients having more say in their environments than ever before. It is important to get excellent infection control absolutely right...Ultimately, the clear, well founded suggestions would help to improve day-to-day infection control in any setting. Dentists, therapists, nurses and even the lone practice manager who browsed this text, rated it highly; it's now a favourite in our dental practice! In summary, it's a book that demystifies cross infection control."
British Dental Journal, July 2013
"Although the regulatory bodies mentioned in the book are exclusive to the USA, UK dentists may find parts of this book useful. Part one contains some general microbiological infromation that is of potential universal interest... New chapters include ones on hand hygiene and preventing sharp injuries and these are found in the second part of the book... The third, and final section also contains two new chapters: on general surgery safety and asepsis and cross-contamination between work and home."
BDA News, September 2013