Is Your Practice Inspection Ready?
Accomplishing Best Practice in Infection Prevention and Control.
In lieu of the recent news headlines of dental offices being audited in Ontario, dental teams have had to reflect upon their current Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) practices and written polices to ensure they are meeting all regulatory standards and guidelines (Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee, IPAC Canada, etc.).
Compliance is directly linked to awareness. Education is key for the dental team to understand what is required (and why) within an IPAC policy that meets the standards. This translates to every member of the dental team being on the same page for IPAC philosophies and knowing the theory of 'routine practice' along with an evaluation of evidenced research of products aligning with best practice concepts. Team collaboration is essential to ensure an IPAC policy is established but most important is carried through in the hectic day to day structure of dentistry. It takes one incident by one team member to break the complete chain of asepsis and place both the client and clinician at risk. From a microbiology platform, microorganisms are changing and emerging pathogens are surfacing worldwide. IPAC practices from a few years ago are no longer meeting the standards of risk management in a dental practice setting for today's world. Embrace change as an opportunity for improvement.
maxill does its homework on a day to day basis in keeping current with standards of practice and the latest research and theories. There is a team at maxill dedicated strictly to education. maxill participated June 2017 in the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) IPAC Educational Conference 'Make it Happen' with the campaign of delivering 'The Safest Visit'. OSAP collaborates with the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in reputable research.
maxill is dedicated in working with you to assist you in your own assessment of your IPAC measures. We encourage you read and utilize the Public Health of Ontario document, available online. Please use the in-office audit tool. You can also contact us to assist you in performing a "mock" inspection.
Every question is an important question when it comes to IPAC. Call 1-800-268-8633 and connect with your local representative to get the answers you need. maxill's National Education Manager can be reached at email@example.com. maxill extends their service of an in-office visit directly in your sterile bay! IPAC is our focus, we can help you!
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maxill Compliance Resources
- Top 20 Concerns in an Office Audit
- Best Practices In Steam Sterilization
- Infection Control Policy
- One-Way Workflow Poster
- Labelling and Expiration Dates
- Alberta IPAC Guidelines
- Sterilizer Log
- Ultrasonic Bath Log
- u-test Sterilization Monitoring Record
- u-test SI-LR Mechanical & Chemical Log
- Mechanical, Chemical & Biologic Log
- u-test Bowie Dick (BDS) Log
- u-test Ulttrasonic Bath Log
- u-test Washer Disinfector Log
- H2O DUWL Pre-Cleaning and Disinfection Log
- H2O DUWL Monitoring Log
- Reveal Hand HygieneTraining Log
Public Health Ontario Resources
- Clinical Office Practice (April 2015)
- Checklist for IPAC Core Elements in Dental Practice Setting (July 2019)
- Checklist for Reprocessing in Dental Practice Settings (July 2019)
- Reprocessing Decision Chart (2017)
- Best Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Medical Equipment/Devices In All Health Care Settings, 3rd edition (2013)
- Best Practices for Hand Hygiene in All Health Care Settings, 4th edition (April 2014)
- Routine Practices and Additional Precautions In All Health Care Settings, 3rd edition (November 2012)
- Best Practices for Environmental Cleaning for Prevention and Control of Infections in All Health Care Settings, 3rd Edition (April 2018)
- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS IPAC Lapses (May 2019)
- Outbreaks of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infections Highlight Importance of Maintaining and Monitoring Dental Waterlines