Infection Control Management Systems for Dental Service Providers
Since 1987 the term “universal precautions” has explained the interventions made by all healthcare workers when they come into contact with blood and bodily fluids from a patient. This is now commonly referred to as “standard infection control precautions”. The aim is to protect health workers and their patients from potentially dangerous infections contracted through contact with blood or bodily fluids. Consequently a practice should consider all patients are a risk for cross infection and a standard system of infection control precautions needs be put in place and followed by all dental staff. The QCS Infection Control Module conforms to the new HTM 01 05 regulations and guidance from professional bodies on good practice. Such advice may be subject to change without warning and it is the responsibility of the Registered Manager to keep up to date with compliance.
It is recognised that not all practices will be in a position to adopt best practice recommendations. The module includes guidance to ensure that those in such a position understand what is required. In the event of an inspection by CQC or local contracting organisations, every practice is expected to have a plan available. The QCS Infection Control Module provides everything required to meet the CQC requirements.