Cleaned, Wrapped and Loaded: A Review of Equipment Reprocessing

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Proper equipment and device reprocessing is important in providing quality care to patients and helping minimize the risk of infection. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is offering workshops to review best practices for proper medical/dental equipment reprocessing.

This workshop provides 3.5 hours of learning on infection control and reprocessing. A certificate of attendance will be provided to submit to your regulatory college.

What you’ll learn

  • Important resources
  • Proper inventory of equipment and Manufacturer’s Instructions for Use (MIFUs)
  • Single use vs. reusable equipment
  • Recommended setup of your reprocessing area
  • Reprocessing steps
  • How to properly store your equipment
  • Overview of infection control complaint investigations

Important Information

Cost:
$60.00 (HST incl.) per attendee

Workshop date & time:
TBD

Location:
TBD

Payment

Payment is due before the workshop:

  • Mail or drop off a cheque for $60.00 per attendee to any of our office locations in Orangeville, Guelph or Fergus. Pay to the order of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.
  • Address the envelope to ”Amy Marshall (Guelph office)”.
  • Refunds will not be given. However, you can substitute someone else from your office who can attend.

Please note:

  • If your practice has multiple locations, only staff working at offices located within the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health boundaries may attend.
  • Seats in each workshop are limited. Register and provide payment early to secure your spot. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • In order to offer this learning opportunity to as many dental practices as possible, spaces are limited to 3 staff members per practice.
  • This workshop does not provide certification in reprocessing of medical/dental equipment. Please consult with your regulatory college.
  • A certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees for submission to your regulatory college. This workshop qualifies for 3.5 points under the Quality Assurance Program (Category 2) for members of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO). This workshop qualifies for 5 continuing education credits for members of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA).  
  • For additional information, contact Amy Marshall (amy.marshall@wdgpublichealth.ca).

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