Self Study Guide for Dental Assisting

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B. Supportive Documentation (for Standards 5-1 and 5-2) Please refer to the applicable “Examples of evidence to demonstrate compliance may include” section within the Accreditation Standards for Dental Assisting Education Programs 1. Exhibit: Copy of the policies and procedures related to radiation hygiene and protection and ionizing radiation. 2. Exhibit: Copy of the policies and procedures related to asepsis, infection and hazardous control protocol. 3. Exhibit: Copy of the policies and procedures related to bloodborne and infectious disease(s). Emergency Management 5-3 The program must establish and enforce preclinical/clinical/laboratory protocols and mechanisms to ensure the management of emergencies; these protocols must be provided to all students, faculty and appropriate staff; faculty, staff and students must be prepared to assist with the management of emergencies. 5-4 All students, faculty and support staff must be currently certified in basic life support procedures, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, prior to the direct provision of patient care. A. Description (for Standards 5-3 and 5-4) 1. As an Exhibit, provide preclinical/clinical/laboratory protocols that have been developed related to the management of emergencies. How are these protocols provided to all students, faculty and appropriate staff. 2. Describe how the program ensures that faculty, staff and students are prepared to assist with the management of emergencies. 3. Describe the program’s policy regarding basic life support procedures, including continuous recognition/certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for all students, faculty and support staff involved in the direct provision of patient care. How does the program ensure that recognition/certification of these individuals is obtained and does not lapse. B. Supportive Documentation (for Standards 5-3 and 5-4) Please refer to the applicable “Examples of evidence to demonstrate compliance may include” section within the Accreditation Standards for Dental Assisting Education Programs 1. Exhibit: Copy of the preclinical/clinical/laboratory protocols related to the management of emergencies. 50
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2. Exhibit: Copies of Recognition/Certification records maintained by the program. 51
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STANDARD 6 – PATIENT CARE SERVICES THIS STANDARD APPLIES WHEN A PROGRAM HAS AN ON-SITE CLINIC AND PROVIDES DENTAL CARE. Intent: These standards apply to any dental assisting program operating an on-site or distance site clinic which provides comprehensive dental care to patients (e.g., diagnosis and treatment planning, operative and/or surgical procedures). 6-1 The program must conduct a formal system of quality assurance for the patient care program that demonstrates evidence of: a. Standards of care that are patient centered, focused on comprehensive care and written in a format that facilitates assessment with measurable criteria b. An ongoing review of a representative sample of patients and patient records to
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  • Winter '08
  • Kuntupis,C
  • Dentistry, The Commission, accreditation standards, Dental Assisting Education, Dental Assisting Education Programs

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