All we asked of 2021 is to not be 2020! Although everyone’s goal is to move forward and away from the SARS CoV-2 pandemic, it’s important to look in the rear-view mirror and analyze what dental professionals have learned and draft a preparedness plan for future emerging pathogens.
This involves zoning in on the theory of IPAC in the application of routine practice, additional precautions and the precautionary principle. The glimpse backwards involves revisiting the theory of routine practice and defining the difference with additional precautions. Along with this theory is the concept of the precautionary principle to aim for a higher safety level when faced with a lack of scientific evidence to make IPAC decisions.
By now offices have realized IPAC is NOT business as usual with the need to have a tangible IPAC Program lead by an IPAC Officer. This course will review the necessary elements of an IPAC Program allowing every office that participates to evaluate their IPAC practices and set goals for the next phase of compliance with the latest 2021 updates from Public Health and our regulatory bodies. Most importantly this course offers a positive motivational approach to the topic of IPAC giving not only the necessary knowledge and resources but a ‘can do’ attitude to continue to move forward