The management of sharps injuries in a dental healthcare set
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The management of sharps injuries in a dental healthcare setting
This session will focus on sharps injuries and the potential risk of acquiring infections such as HIV, hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus in the dental healthcare settings. Reports show that approximately 5000 people had occupational exposure to body fluids between 2004 and 2013. It is therefore crucial that dental healthcare workers are trained in best practice for the immediate management of these injuries.
Lecture filmed at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2016.
- Be able to analyse the risks associated with sharps injuries
- Understand what measures are required for preventing sharps injuries
- Be confident about the best course of action required immediately after sharps injuries
- Consider the steps of the risk assessment
- Be aware of the required blood tests for source patients and recipients
- Review the efficacy of post-exposure prophylaxis and testing.
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About the speaker
Noha Seoudi, Clinical Lecturer, Clinical Oral Microbiology, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
Following her graduation with an honours degree in dentistry and achieving a Master's Degree in Oral Medicine from Cairo University, Egypt, Noha completed a period of general dental training and became a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Later on, she was awarded one of the very few academic training posts in Clinical Oral Microbiology and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists by examination. Her PhD thesis was focused on the interrelationship between oral microbiome and host immune response in patients with Behçet's Disease. Additionally, Noha recently developed an interest in investigating the effect of antimicrobial stewardship interventions on the antimicrobial agents prescribing patterns in the secondary dental care. She is proud to have received the Young Investigator Award at the International Conference on Behçet's Disease, Japan, 2012.
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