The goal of the instrument processing pathway is to deliver sterile instruments for patient care. This pathway is a complex, cyclical journey that dental instruments take on a daily basis. This CE webinar will describe the steps involved in cleaning, packaging, sterilizer loading and storage practices that are essential to ensure that instruments are safe for reuse. The focus will be on the selection and use of procedures and products that reinforce safety and maximize infection control goals.
Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will: • Recognize the instrument processing pathway and the steps involved in instrument sterilization • Choose infection control products involved in sterilization based on current science and clinical knowledge • Utilize engineering control, work practice controls, and PPE to maintain a safe and efficient work place
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