Principles of Infection Control


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The aim of this programme is to provide a learning resource for all dental team members, introducing the principles of infection control. This learning meets GDC and CQC requirements for disinfection and decontamination.

Disinfection and decontamination is a GDC recommended subject for continuing professional development.

This is the first module in a series of four modules.

The GDC requires dental professionals to link their CPD activities to at least one development outcome as part of the new enhanced CPD scheme.

This module can be linked to development outcome C:  Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.

Suitable CPD for all members of the dental team.

Completion of this module and passing the associated quiz will satisfy GDC requirements for 1.5 hours of CPD in disinfection and decontamination.

The content does not have to be completed all at once, you will be returned to where you left off when your restart the e-learning module again.

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Explain cross infection and outline the main transmission routes for micro-organisms in the dental setting.
  • Outline our duty of care regarding cross-infection.
  • Describe the impact of emerging pathogens in infection control.
  • Understand the compliance requirements for immunisation.
  • Perform effective hand hygiene.
  • Use appropriate personal protective equipment.

Topic 1:   Introduction

Topic 2:  Why infection control is important?

Topic 3:  Immunisation

Topic 4:  Hand hygiene

Topic 5:  Personal protective equipment

Topic 6:  Summary

There are interactive questions and activities throughout the module which are not assessed.

On completion of the module there is a separately assessed quiz.

You will need to achieve 70 % for this quiz to complete the module and access your CPD certificate. You will have two opportunities to achieve the required score.


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