Infection Control Training

AMALGAMATE SERVICES

Infection Control Training

Dental practices have a legal responsibility to ensure the risk of spreading infectious diseases is prevented or minimised. The Dental Board of Australia sets a number of industry guidelines, in particular the Guidelines on Infection Control. Every practice must have an infection control manual that sets out the procedures used in the practice, adhering to:

  • ADA Guidelines for Infection Control (current edition)

  • NHMRC Australian Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare

  • AS/NZS 4815:2006 Office-based health care facilities – Reprocessing of reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of the associated environment

  • Dental practitioners work under the AS/NZS 4815 unless they work within an organisation that operate under AS/NZS 4187:2004 Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of associated environments in health care facilities.

Responsibility for infection prevention and control belongs to all practice members. While many activities such as cleaning, sterilising and storing instruments are often delegated to junior staff, accountability still rests with the clinician.

Amalgamate aims to raise infection control awareness for all practice members, while ensuring understanding of their individual and collective responsibilities.

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INFECTION CONTROL

Staff Training

Amalgamate provides on-site staff training in line with current infection control standards and guidelines, focusing on understanding the science and reasoning behind the requirements. Suitable for both technical and non-technical staff, topics covered include:

  • Infection control precautions and chain of infection

  • Immunisation

  • Hand hygiene and personal protective equipment

  • Sharps management

  • Waste management

  • Water lines

  • Area workflow

  • Cleaning, disinfection, sterilisation and storage

  • Sterilisation process validation

  • Myths of sterilisation

  • Record management.

These practical and interactive sessions are supported by training reference materials.

Infection Control Auditing

Through visiting your practice, Amalgamate can perform a comprehensive audit and assessment of your infection control practices and documentation. A detailed report and plan of action is then created to address any lapses or weaknesses. Amalgamate can also assist with the implementation of any changes to your infection control strategy and any protocols or documentation supporting it.

Customised Infection Control Manuals

Amalgamate’s Infection Control Dental Policy Manual contains current infection control policies and guidelines for Australia, and can be customised to create a manual tailored to your practice conditions. Your electronic manual can then be reviewed and updated in-house as necessary.

Dental Practice Accreditation Packages

Amalgamate has a range of packages to suit your Practice’s current needs and future plans.
Please visit our Dental Practice Accreditation Packages page for more information.

Dental Practice Accreditation Packages
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Sample Infection Control Manual

Download sample section of Amalgamate’s Infection Control Manual by clicking the link below. *Front page and Table of Contents only.

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Complimentary phone consultation

Amalgamate is happy to provide a complimentary phone consultation for businesses assessing their infection prevention and control practices. Dr Roslyn Franklin will ask for information about your current procedures, processes and policies to determine the degree to which your practice currently meets the Guidelines on Infection Control. This conversation also provides an opportunity for you to discuss any specific requirements or concerns.

From this consultation, Roslyn can provide a no-obligation quote detailing the work required, a timeline and pricing.

If you would like to know more, call 0428 917 700 or send Roslyn a message.