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Appendix C: Selected References and Additional Resources by Topic Area

Administrative Measures

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5217.pdf [PDF – 1.2 MB]
Table 1: Suggested work restrictions for health care personnel infected with or exposed to major infectious diseases in health care settings, in the absence of state and local regulations

2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/isolation-guidelines.pdf [PDF – 1.4 MB]

Guideline for Infection Control in Healthcare Personnel, 1998
www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/InfectControl98.pdf [PDF – 1 MB]

Immunization of Health-Care Personnel: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr6007.pdf [PDF – 705 KB]

Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis
http://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/20711

Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5011.pdf [PDF – 333 KB]

CDC Guidance for Evaluating Health-Care Personnel for Hepatitis B Virus Protection and for Administering Postexposure Management
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr6210.pdf [PDF – 713 KB]

Infection Prevention Education and Training

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5217.pdf [PDF – 1.2 MB]

2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/isolation-guidelines.pdf [PDF – 1.4 MB]

Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) Knowledge Center
https://www.osap.org/page/KnowledgeCenter

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
Practice Guidance for Infection Prevention
http://apic.org/Professional-Practice/Overview

Dental Health Care Personnel Safety

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5217.pdf [PDF – 1.2 MB]

Guideline for Infection Control in Healthcare Personnel, 1998
www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/InfectControl98.pdf [PDF – 1 MB]

Immunization of Health-Care Personnel: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr6007.pdf [PDF – 705 KB]

Influenza Vaccination of Health-Care Personnel
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr55e209.pdf [PDF – 627 KB]

Influenza Vaccination Information for Health Care Workers
www.cdc.gov/flu/healthcareworkers.htm

Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr5417.pdf [PDF – 4.2 MB]

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention Standards
www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/index.html

Program Evaluation

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5217.pdf [PDF – 1.2 MB]
Table 5: Examples of methods for evaluating infection control programs

Example of an audit tool used by federal surveyors in ambulatory surgical centers (including dental)
www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/downloads/som107_exhibit_351.pdf [PDF – 267 KB]

Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges
www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/Measurement.html

Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care
www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/index.htm
Appendix A: Infection Prevention Checklist for Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care

Standard Precautions

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5217.pdf [PDF – 1.2 MB]

2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/isolation-guidelines.pdf [PDF – 1.4 MB]

Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings, 2006
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/mdro-guidelines.pdf [PDF – 554 KB]

Harte JA. Standard and transmission-based precautions: An update for dentistry. J Am Dent Assoc. 141(5):572-581; 2010.
jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(14)61533-6/abstract

Hand Hygiene

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5217.pdf [PDF – 1.2 MB]
— Table 2: Hand-hygiene methods and indications

Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5116.pdf [PDF – 494 KB]

CDC Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings Educational Materials
www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/

Personal Protective Equipment

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5217.pdf [PDF – 1.2 MB]

2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/isolation-guidelines.pdf [PDF – 1.4 MB]

Guidance for the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment in Healthcare Settings: Slides and Posters
www.cdc.gov/hai/prevent/ppe.html

Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette

2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/isolation-guidelines.pdf [PDF – 1.4 MB]

CDC Influenza (Flu) Resources for Health Care Facilities
www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/

CDC Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette in Healthcare Settings
www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/resphygiene.htm

Sharps Safety

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5217.pdf [PDF – 1.2 MB]

Workbook for Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Sharps Injury Prevention Program
www.cdc.gov/sharpssafety

CDC Sample Screening and Device Evaluation Forms for Dentistry
www.cdc.gov/OralHealth/infectioncontrol/forms.htm

Safe Injection Practices

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5217.pdf [PDF – 1.2 MB]

2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/isolation-guidelines.pdf [PDF – 1.4 MB]

CDC Injection Safety: Information for Providers — includes a list of frequently asked questions
for providers and injection safety training video.
www.cdc.gov/injectionsafety

One and Only Campaign
www.oneandonlycampaign.org

Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-Care Items and Devices

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5217.pdf [PDF – 1.2 MB]
— Table 4: Infection-control categories of patient-care instruments
— Appendix C: Methods for Sterilizing and Disinfecting Patient-Care Items and Environmental Surfaces

Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/disinfection-guidelines.pdf [PDF – 1.26 MB]

Resources to assist in the event of a reprocessing error/failure

 CDC Health Care Associated Infections, Outbreaks and Patient Notifications
www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/outbreak-resources.html
Patel PR, Srinivasan A, Perz JF. Developing a broader approach to management of infection control breaches in
health care settings. Am J Infect Control. 2008;36:685–690.
Rutala WA, Weber DJ. How to assess risk of disease transmission to patients when there is a failure to follow
recommended disinfection and sterilization guidelines. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2007;28:146—155.

Environmental Infection Prevention and Control

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5217.pdf [PDF – 1.2 MB]

Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/environmental-guidelines.pdf [PDF – 2.1 MB]

Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/environmental-guidelines.pdf [PDF – 2.31 MB]

EPA Medical Waste Frequent Questions
www.epa.gov/osw/nonhaz/industrial/medical/mwfaqs.htm

EPA Where You Live—State Medical Waste Programs and Regulations
www.epa.gov/osw/nonhaz/industrial/medical/programs.htm

Dental Unit Water Quality

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5217.pdf [PDF – 1.2 MB]

CDC Dental Unit Water Quality
https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/faqs/dental-unit-water-quality.html

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