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Controlling Cross-Infection in the Dental Practice

1hr Verifiable CPD, 2 Modules, 4 Learning Resources

Course Summary

This course is suitable for all members of the Dental Practice team and is kindly provided in collaboration with Nuview.

It is split into three parts consisting of:

  • Legislation rules and regulations surrounding cross infection
  • Handwashing
  • Cleaning and sterilisation

The course provides an overview of the relevant legislation surrounding dentistry in the UK and how to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) effectively.

The course also covers how to clean, sterilise and store instruments, and how to disinfect dental impressions appliances and dental unit waterlines.

To find out more about Nuview and the Continu products please click here 

Course provider profile:

Nuview are the suppliers of Continu, providing the latest technology in infection control solutions. It is also very well established within the dental industry having been successfully used in practices since 2009.

Continu meets or exceeds EN test standards for effectiveness against a wide range of harmful micro-organisms including C.Difficile, E-Coli, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV-1, Influenza A, Legionella, MRSA, Salmonella and TB among many others.

How long does it take to work ?

Contact times vary depending on the micro-organisms present but Continu has been independently tested to kill enveloped viruses like Hepatitis B or HIV and Mycobacterium such as TB within 2 minutes, Yeast and Fungi within a minute and bacteria within 30 seconds. This only tells part of the story, however, as Continu remains on the surface to provide a residual decontamination effect that inhibits future growth so it carries on working after application (unlike alcohol which evaporates away) to prevent harmful micro-organisms returning. Efficacy therefore improves with continued use.

The Continu range has been developed to help Practices achieve compliance from its alcohol-free ingredients to wall-mounted touch-free dispensers together with delivering solutions for disinfecting water lines and dental impressions that fulfil the requirements of HTM 01-05.

To find out more about Nuview and the Continu products please click here 

Learning Content

Helping Dental Practices Achieve infection control compliance.
The course provides an overview of the relevant legislation surrounding dentistry in the UK and how to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) effectively.
The course also covers how to clean sterilise and store instruments and how to disinfect dental impressions appliances and dental unit waterlines.

Aims & Objectives

  • Understand the legislation requirements in HTM 01-05 and COSHH.
  • Understand why hand hygiene matters.
  • To be able to clean, sterilise and store instruments.
  • Know how to disinfect Dental impressions, Appliances and Dental Unit waterlines.

Development Outcomes

C. Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice

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