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Tutor Support Included

Learning remotely doesn’t mean you’re on your own! You’ll be able to message your tutor through our industry-leading learning platform.

Flexible Payment Options

Enrol today for only £9.99 and pay no course fees until next year. What’s more you’ll be able to access your course materials straight away!

Learn At Your Own Pace

Study wherever and whenever you want. You’ll have access to your course for two years so you can fit your learning around your other commitments.

Cross Infection Control

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Tuesday 7th of December

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Cross Infection Control

This Course at a Glance

  • Verifiable CPD course
  • Zoom and Tutor Led Training
  • Keep your dental practice safe and sterile
  • Learn to prevent and manage blood bourne viruses 
  • Provide the best standard of care for patients
 

About your CPD Course

Anyone registered on the General Dental Council Register (GDC) must complete a certain amount of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in order to keep their registration. This is to ensure your knowledge and skills stay in line with best practice and you are aware of the latest developments in the dental industry.
 
With the risk that cross infection poses to dental staff and patients, it is imperative each dental professional knows the most up to date methods of controlling and preventing the spread of disease.  
 
Dental infections can be transmitted in a multitude of ways, such as through infected air droplets, blood, saliva, or instruments containing contaminated secretions. As new methods of transmission and prevention are discovered, you as a dental professional need to be aware of how to best protect the clinical environment. 
 
This Cross Infection Course helps you keep pace with the latest developments in infection control. It also allows you to gain this knowledge conveniently in an online course. Simply enrol to access the live online lectures in our virtual classroom and gain the skills that will help you keep your dental clinic free of contaminants. 
 
Throughout the lectures you will learn how to prepare and maintain the clinical area in line with best practice cross infection standards and guidelines. You will also realise the extreme importance of cross infection control and why it is imperative for dental professionals to prevent and manage blood bourne viruses.
 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online learning provider. This Cross Infection Control course is a verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC).
 
The course is delivered through live online lectures that take place in a virtual classroom. You will gain access to this through our student portal, once you have enrolled on the course. The flexibility of this online learning method means our students can work towards their dental CPD requirements from the comfort of home, or wherever suits them. 
 
The course is suitable for any registered dental professional, including trainee dental nurses. Upon completion, you will have verifiable evidence of 3 hours of completed Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 
 

Next Course Date:

12 March 2022 & 2nd July 2022 – 2.30pm – 5.30pm via Zoom
 
The learning outcomes of this Basic Life Support / CPR course are for you to understand:
  • How to prepare and maintain clinical areas according to cross infection standards and guidelines
  • The importance of cross infection control
  • How to prevent and manage blood bourne viruses

You must be registered on the General Dental Council Register to enrol on our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. As such, you will need your GDC number to get started. 

 

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a learndirect Certificate of Completion for this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course.


Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Cross infection control consists of various practices that are put in place to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Cross infection refers to the transfer of bacteria, germs, and viruses between people. In this instance, it would be between staff and patient, patient and staff, and patient to another patient.
Dental practices implement procedures and methods to prevent cross infection. With regards to dealing with these issues, there are two matters that need to be addressed. These include safeguarding measures that protects the dentist and their staff from transmitting diseases and catching them. You also need to consider various steps that you can take to minimise the risk of instruments getting cross-contaminated.
There are various methods that dental practices use to prevent cross contamination from infiltrating their premises. Examples of this include: Specialist medical devices used to clean instruments , Autoclaves, which are containers that use high temperatures of steam and significant pressure to bathe dental instruments over a spell of time, sterilising them after use, Chemical disinfectants can be used on work surfaces, plastics, and the dental chair, Disposable gloves and face masks worn by staff during dental procedures
Infection control or prevention consists of removing microorganisms from surfaces and dental instruments via three methods, including: Cleaning, Disinfection, Sterilisation
Like other clinical practice environments, cross infection occurs through the transmission of germs, diseases etc between staff and patients. The causes of such transmission can come from: Infected air droplets, Saliva, Blood, Instruments that have traces of secretion

Cross Infection Control

This Course at a Glance

  • Verifiable CPD course
  • Zoom and Tutor Led Training
  • Keep your dental practice safe and sterile
  • Learn to prevent and manage blood bourne viruses 
  • Provide the best standard of care for patients
 

About your CPD Course

Anyone registered on the General Dental Council Register (GDC) must complete a certain amount of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in order to keep their registration. This is to ensure your knowledge and skills stay in line with best practice and you are aware of the latest developments in the dental industry.
 
With the risk that cross infection poses to dental staff and patients, it is imperative each dental professional knows the most up to date methods of controlling and preventing the spread of disease.  
 
Dental infections can be transmitted in a multitude of ways, such as through infected air droplets, blood, saliva, or instruments containing contaminated secretions. As new methods of transmission and prevention are discovered, you as a dental professional need to be aware of how to best protect the clinical environment. 
 
This Cross Infection Course helps you keep pace with the latest developments in infection control. It also allows you to gain this knowledge conveniently in an online course. Simply enrol to access the live online lectures in our virtual classroom and gain the skills that will help you keep your dental clinic free of contaminants. 
 
Throughout the lectures you will learn how to prepare and maintain the clinical area in line with best practice cross infection standards and guidelines. You will also realise the extreme importance of cross infection control and why it is imperative for dental professionals to prevent and manage blood bourne viruses.
 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online learning provider. This Cross Infection Control course is a verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC).
 
The course is delivered through live online lectures that take place in a virtual classroom. You will gain access to this through our student portal, once you have enrolled on the course. The flexibility of this online learning method means our students can work towards their dental CPD requirements from the comfort of home, or wherever suits them. 
 
The course is suitable for any registered dental professional, including trainee dental nurses. Upon completion, you will have verifiable evidence of 3 hours of completed Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 
 

Next Course Date:

12 March 2022 & 2nd July 2022 – 2.30pm – 5.30pm via Zoom
 

Modules

The learning outcomes of this Basic Life Support / CPR course are for you to understand:
  • How to prepare and maintain clinical areas according to cross infection standards and guidelines
  • The importance of cross infection control
  • How to prevent and manage blood bourne viruses

Requirements

You must be registered on the General Dental Council Register to enrol on our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. As such, you will need your GDC number to get started. 

 

Qualifications

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a learndirect Certificate of Completion for this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course.


Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Cross infection control consists of various practices that are put in place to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Cross infection refers to the transfer of bacteria, germs, and viruses between people. In this instance, it would be between staff and patient, patient and staff, and patient to another patient.
Dental practices implement procedures and methods to prevent cross infection. With regards to dealing with these issues, there are two matters that need to be addressed. These include safeguarding measures that protects the dentist and their staff from transmitting diseases and catching them. You also need to consider various steps that you can take to minimise the risk of instruments getting cross-contaminated.
There are various methods that dental practices use to prevent cross contamination from infiltrating their premises. Examples of this include: Specialist medical devices used to clean instruments , Autoclaves, which are containers that use high temperatures of steam and significant pressure to bathe dental instruments over a spell of time, sterilising them after use, Chemical disinfectants can be used on work surfaces, plastics, and the dental chair, Disposable gloves and face masks worn by staff during dental procedures
Infection control or prevention consists of removing microorganisms from surfaces and dental instruments via three methods, including: Cleaning, Disinfection, Sterilisation
Like other clinical practice environments, cross infection occurs through the transmission of germs, diseases etc between staff and patients. The causes of such transmission can come from: Infected air droplets, Saliva, Blood, Instruments that have traces of secretion

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