Every dental office is required to have written policies and procedures for IPAC.
This is not a should but a must as per Public Health and our regulatory bodies.
This course will review the elements your manual requires.
This course will define the difference between a policy and procedure in its
application to IPAC. Every manual needs a policy to state the intent of the manual’s
topic and every manual needs specific procedures with every step detailed in
Collecting standards, guidelines, professional articles, etc on the topic of
IPAC and placing them in a binder is NOT an IPAC manual. This information is
important but needs to be positioned as supportive data in the back of the
manual and referenced throughout the manual.
The goal of an IPAC manual is to write a detailed account of what happens in
all departments of YOUR practice. This includes what supplies, products and
equipment are used and the procedures team members must follow to safely
execute IPAC tasks over and over with consistency and accuracy.
The ideal starting point for an IPAC manual is drafting a thorough table of
contents. Think of the table of contents as a mapping and planning exercise. This
course will provide an overview of an IPAC Manual table of contents to get you
started in the right direction. If you already have a manual, follow along to ensure
you are not missing any of the required information.