Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, 5th Edition
Emphasizing patient safety and infection prevention in the dental office, Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, 5th Edition, covers everything from basic concepts in microbiology to protocols for clinical asepsis. Clear, step-by-step instructions make it easy for you to perform safety procedures and use the supplies and equipment needed to prevent the spread of infectious disease. New to this edition are full-color photographs and four new chapters on emerging topics. Written by oral biology and infection control expert Chris Miller, this resource is a must read for every member of the dental team.Table of Contents
New to This Edition
- NEW! Full-color photographs show the latest equipment, supplies, and procedures and accurately depict concepts in microbiology and the nature of infectious disease.
- Four NEW chapters cover changing and emerging topics and trends in infection control, including Hand Hygiene, Preventing Sharps Injuries, General Office Asepsis, and Cross-contamination Between Work and Home.
- NEW! Case scenarios on the Evolve companion website examine an infection control incident along with its potential consequences, possible preventive measures, and related recommendations and regulations.
- UPDATED content includes new areas such as technology involving surface and equipment asepsis, dental water unit air quality, and green infection control.
- Comprehensive coverage follows dental assisting and dental hygiene curricula requirements for infection control, ensuring that you learn essential principles and procedures for clinical competence.
- Easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedures are provided for skills that dental team members must master, each presented with a goal, materials, chronological steps, and rationales for the performance of each step.
- Key terms begin each chapter and are highlighted within text discussions and defined in a back-of-book glossary.
- Summary tables and boxes make study easier by highlighting key concepts and procedures.
- Review questions ensure your comprehension of the material with 5 to 20 multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter.
- Practical appendices offer easy access to the most significant regulatory agency rules and recommendations for infection control.
- Student resources on the Evolve companion website include practice exercises plus review questions and quizzes.
"Each generic topic is discussed logically and in detail, supplemented with useful and clear summary tables and flow charts...This book can be recommended as a reference book for providing the dental team with the knowledge, understanding and rationale of the broad range of topics that need to be considered for effective infection control measures."
Dental Update, January/February 2010
"You may have glanced at the title of this book and decided to move on, however, think again. Infection control is a hot topic within dentistry at the moment, with CQC inspections looming and patients having more say in their environments than ever before. It is important to get excellent infection control absolutely right...Ultimately, the clear, well founded suggestions would help to improve day-to-day infection control in any setting. Dentists, therapists, nurses and even the lone practice manager who browsed this text, rated it highly; it's now a favourite in our dental practice! In summary, it's a book that demystifies cross infection control."
British Dental Journal, July 2013
"Although the regulatory bodies mentioned in the book are exclusive to the USA, UK dentists may find parts of this book useful. Part one contains some general microbiological infromation that is of potential universal interest... New chapters include ones on hand hygiene and preventing sharp injuries and these are found in the second part of the book... The third, and final section also contains two new chapters: on general surgery safety and asepsis and cross-contamination between work and home."
BDA News, September 2013
By Chris H. Miller, BA, MS, PhD, Executive Associate Dean
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Education
Professor Emeritus of Oral Microbiology
Director, Infection Control Research and Services
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Indianapolis, Indiana and Charles John Palenik, MS, PhD, MBA, Director, Infection Control Research and Services
Department of Oral Biology
Indiana University School of Dentistry