Ms. Nancy Dewhirst OSHA, Clinical Safety & Ergonomics Laguna Beach, CA


*Registration opens December 6, 2022.
  • Adjunct Professor, West Coast University, Department of Dental Hygiene, Sigma Phi Alpha
  • One of the nation's, "Leader's in CE", presents over 80 seminars yearly

Thursday Courses
Th229 - Annual OSHA Training and Infection Control: Are We Safe “Enough"?
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

This course reviews the science of disease transmission and updates and makes sense of the many dental safety recommendations considering COVID-19 and beyond. Standard and Transmission-based Precautions will be explained in the context of CDC & ADA Guidelines and OSHA & Dental Board regulations (meets Infection Control & OSHA CE requirements). “Cool” safety tips are categorized by effectiveness and include new technology such as how to optimize indoor air safety, PPE other prevention controls.  Upon completion, the participant shall be able to: • Recognize and manage bloodborne, contact, droplet and airborne diseases • Identify best practices for providing dental care while considering COVID-19 • Make sense of evolving recommendations as applied to changing infection risk

Vr601 - Right Under Our Noses… Emerging & Re-Emerging Diseases
Time: 12 - 1 PM
Type: Virtual    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $35.00  Other Fee: $50.00

This seminar explores personal health issues such as new and altered diseases of importance to dental professionals. Attention is given to resistant pathogens, biofilm diseases and pathogens with pandemic potential, particularly respiratory diseases. These issues are discussed relative to occupational risk, illness prevention, and post exposure responses. Leave with a plan for managing today’s microbial challenges using Standard and Transmission-based precautions, including building air safety control.

 

Technology Recommendations

When viewing a live or pre-recorded course, we suggest the following:

Close all other applications and programs on your device
Consider limiting the streaming on other devices in your viewing location
Optimal viewing is on a computer or tablet
A minimum 5MB connection is recommendation, but please note that a 15-20MB connection is optimal
The best way to prevent or stop buffering when streaming is to reduce anything that impedes the stream.

 

Date Available: December 6, 2022

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2023

Date Removed: May 31, 2023

 

 

Friday Courses
Fr275 - Infection Control Workshop: What Works?
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Type: Interactive    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $195.00  Other Fee: $195.00

In this lively, interactive, hands-on workshop, experience different
infection control techniques and products. Attendees will go home
with a bag of samples and many new ideas. They will learn infection
control concepts and how to evaluate products and techniques for
hand hygiene, surface cleaning and disinfection, equipment and
instrument asepsis and personal barriers to get maximum effectiveness
from infection control efforts.

Fr338 - Ergonomics: It’s a Balancing Act
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Enjoy a long dental career and improve clinical precision while avoiding injury and pain! Pathogenesis, causes and prevention of various cumulative trauma disorders are discussed, focusing on upper extremity, spinal and joint pathologies. Evaluate preventive strategies, including equipment design, body positioning and conditioning and enhanced visualization. Practice stretching and strengthening exercises to reduce pain, preserve range of motion and optimize personal career excellence and longevity. • Review physiology and evaluate various physical signs and symptoms of cumulative trauma disorders • Practice and evaluate stretching and strengthening exercises to reduce the risk of work-related injuries • Compare ergonomic features of dental equipment and technology that benefit workers and patients.

Saturday Courses
Sa271 - Annual OSHA Training and Infection Control: Are We Safe “Enough"?
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

This course reviews the science of disease transmission and updates and makes sense of the many dental safety recommendations considering COVID-19 and beyond. Standard and Transmission-based Precautions will be explained in the context of CDC & ADA Guidelines and OSHA & Dental Board regulations (meets Infection Control & OSHA CE requirements). “Cool” safety tips are categorized by effectiveness and include new technology such as how to optimize indoor air safety, PPE other prevention controls.  Upon completion, the participant shall be able to: • Recognize and manage bloodborne, contact, droplet and airborne diseases • Identify best practices for providing dental care while considering COVID-19 • Make sense of evolving recommendations as applied to changing infection risk