Dec 3 – UPDATES: Revised Interim IPC Guideline and Ethics & Jurisprudence Module

See the Dec 2 Revised Interim IPC Guideline here Download

See additional resources and evidence for pre-procedural rinse here Download and here Download

Pre-Procedural Rinsing 
As we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to be aware of emerging research and science which may have implications on dental hygiene practice.  At the onset of the pandemic, the available literature suggested, hydrogen peroxide, as a pre-procedural rinse, was considered the most efficacious. Today, 8 months into the pandemic, new research, although not conclusive in many instances, suggests there are a number of other pre-procedural rinses that are more effective as an antiviral rinse to reduce the viral load in the oral cavity. Due to this evolving evidence, the pre-procedural rinse guideline has changed to provide the following guidance: Pre-procedural antiviral mouth rinsing, prior to patient care, is strongly recommended. Please see page 9 of the attached revised CDHM Interim IPC Guideline for the complete revision with references. Also attached are recent articles outlining various antiviral product choices.

Thank-you for your continued review of the CDHM Interim IPC Guideline document, specifically refreshing your knowledge around PPE Donning and Doffing on page 8.

Ethics & Jurisprudence Module (E&J)
The College is currently completing the test phase of the new E & J Module. The online module is not a test and will be approximately 25 questions accessed through your registrant log-in. As previously discussed, successful completion is a requirement for 2021 registration. The module will open on January 15th, 2021 and completion is required by April 1st, 2021. Additional directions will be forwarded after testing is complete.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact the College office.

In health,

Arlynn Brodie MHS, RDH
Registrar, Executive Director