P707 Legionella Awareness
The risk from poorly maintained waterlines can affect patients and the dental team as a whole. Vulnerable patients such as those suffering from chronic respiratory diseases, alcoholics, diabetics and immuno-compromised patients may potentially be at increased risk of respiratory infection or colonisation from inhaling contaminated aerosols during dental treatment.
This course provides an excellent review of issues associated with Legionnaires' disease, the control of Legionella related risks and current legislative compliance. The course deals with current legislation and guidance published by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Department of Health (DoH) and Care Quality Commission (CQC).