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Selected References for Infection Prevention & Control by Topic Area

Introduction

The resources listed below were used as references, background information, evidence, and rationale in developing the 2016 Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care.

 

Administrative Measures

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

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-1.9M]

Guideline for Infection Control in Healthcare Personnel, 1998 https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/11563 [PDF-1M]

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

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-333K]

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-712K]

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]

2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings

www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/isolation/Isolation2007.pdf [PDF-1.9M]

Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) Knowledge Center http://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

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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]

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

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

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

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-4.2M]

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]

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-267K]

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]

2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/isolation-guidelines.pdf [PDF-1.9M]

Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings, 2006
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/mdro-guidelines.pdf [PDF-233K]

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

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Hand Hygiene

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

Table 2: Hand-hygiene methods and indications

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

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

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Personal Protective Equipment

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

2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/isolation-guidelines.pdf [PDF-1.9M]

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-1.9M]

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

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Sharps Safety

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

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

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Safe Injection Practices

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

2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/isolation-guidelines.pdf [PDF-1.9M]

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

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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]

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-948K]

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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.

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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]

Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/environmental-guidelines.pdf [PDF-5M]

Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008
www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/disinfection-guidelines.pdf [PDF-948K]

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

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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]

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

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