Nebr Med J. 1991 Mar;76(3):55-62. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE
Based on the findings of this study, the following specific strategic
recommendations are offered: 1. Offer continuing education courses
throughout the state at reasonable fees. The courses should emphasize
recognition of AIDS related lesions and infectious diseases, aseptic
techniques/infectious disease control, AIDS, Hepatitis B, and
infections/antibiotics. In addition, continuing education courses in the
area of medical history taking methods should be offered to teach
methods of inquiring about sexual and drug-use histories. 2. Establish a
state resource center for information regarding infectious diseases.
This could, perhaps, be a cooperative venture with the Department of
Health, the Nebraska Dental Association, and the College of Dentistry.
There is a need to gather, interpret and disseminate periodic updates on
infectious disease research. This venture should also focus on
developing literature for practitioners with consistent information
about infection control regulations and guidelines. 3. Either through
continuing education courses or through the information resource center,
provide instruction on realistic assessment of the risk of infectious
disease transmission in dentistry. 4. Develop a public relations
campaign to educate the public about infection control policies in
dentistry, what is being done to protect the public. 5. A research
effort should be undertaken to determine the discrepancy between
self-reported infection control practices and observed infection control
practices. This could be accomplished through patient and dentist
surveys, interviews, and/or observations. 6. Establish a confidential
HIV blood screening program for health care providers.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*PREVENTION & CONTROL/ TRANSMISSION
Communicable Disease Control/*METHODS Cross Infection/*PREVENTION &
CONTROL/TRANSMISSION *Dental Care Hepatitis B/*PREVENTION &
CONTROL/TRANSMISSION Human Nebraska Risk Factors Support, Non-U.S.
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