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Infection Prevention Breach Analysis

Purpose: Dental Assistants often take the role of an office safety coordinator. Their responsibilities include evaluation of infection prevention processes within the office. It is important that the office safety coordinator possesses knowledge of common infection prevention breaches and the procedures necessary to prevent these breaches from occurring.

Learning Objectives:

· Describe a mechanism to evaluate the office infection control program.

· Design a program to evaluate infection prevention in the office.

Guidelines: Using the library access or internet search (reputable dental site, CDC, ADA, ADAA, Dentalcare.com), find a journal article in reference to a particular infection prevention breach or common breaches in infection prevention. Present the article to your instructor for approval. Write a summary of the article explaining the breach, evaluate the instance and describe the actions that led to the breach. After thorough analysis of the breach, create a protocol, check-list, or training in an effort to prevent the breach. The solution should reference applicable guidelines for infection prevention in the dental setting. The paper should be 2-3 pages in length using size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced. Attach a copy of the article and this rubric to your paper when submitting for a grade.

Student Name: _______________________________________________

Infection Prevention Breach Analysis Rubric

Topic

4 points

3 points

2 points

1 points

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Score/Comments

Article Summary

The infection prevention breach is summarized in a clear and accurate manner.

The infection prevention breach is summarized in one sentence.

The infection prevention breach is partially identified and summarized.

The infection prevention breach is not summarized.

No article or summary submitted.

Breach Evaluation

All aspects of the infection prevention breach are identified and thoroughly discussed.

Most aspects of the infection prevention breach are identified and discussed. One is missing.

Some aspects of the infection prevention breach are identified and discussed. More than one is missing.

Only one aspect of the infection prevention breach is identified and discussed. Two or more are missing.

There is not a breach discussed.

Breach Prevention Protocol

A clear protocol to prevent infection related to this instance is presented. The protocol utilized CDC recommendations.

A protocol to prevent infection related to this instance is presented, but lacks one major guideline. The protocol utilizes CDC recommendations.

A protocol to prevent infection related to this instance is presented, but lacks major guidelines and does not utilize CDC recommendations.

A discussion of prevention is included without a specific protocol.

No CDC recommendations are present in the discussion.

There is no protocol presented.

Mechanics and Grammar

Writing is clear and precise. Contains only one spelling or grammatical error.

Contains errors in punctuation, spelling, or grammar that do not interfere with the presentation of the topic.

Contains several errors in punctuation, spelling, or grammar that interfere with the presentation of the topic.

The paper is illegible due to errors in punctuation, spelling, and grammar.

The paper is hand-written.

Total Score

/16