Michelle Aube Simmonds
Michelle Aube Simmonds, RDH
As a health-care professional under the Health Professions Act and regulated by CDHO with Standards of Practice, an RDH is not only responsible but is fully accountable for written IPAC policies and logging systems within their practice.
Dental hygienists must be actively aware of their surroundings and what is expected of them. At this session, participants will learn their obligations and role in the research, knowledge, content, writing, implementation and maintenance of specific IPAC policies and procedures. Also find out about the resources available to compile specific policies. This unique course will be using a table of contents check list system to construct policies tailored to dental IPAC. Two polices will be examined – risk management and Infection control.
If these policies are already in place, join us and make sure the content meets the necessary requirements. Awareness is key. Knowing your responsibilities on the topic of written IPAC policies can prevent a professional misconduct complaint from the college.
- Understand CDHO expectations regarding IPAC policies and procedures in dental hygiene practice.
- Examine content and requirements for risk management and infection control policies.
- Explain and respond to indivdual concerns and questions regarding RDH oblligations and accountabillity for specific IPAC policies.
- Session handout will be provided.