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Session Information

FOC U008 - Keeping Yourself Safe During Procedures

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Friday, March 21

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 703

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Joseph Sobanko, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify the procedures and behaviors that place dermatologists at highest risk of occupational exposures.
  • Describe strategies to implement in daily practice that will help eliminate the risk of occupational exposures.
  • Recognize the problem of occupational exposures within the field of medicine and those employees most susceptible to percutaneous injuries and mucocutaneous splashes.

Description:
The number of needlesticks and mucocutaneous splashes that occur in the United States is staggering. Dermatologists and their staff are particularly at risk due to the high number of in-office procedures performed. This session will help identify and correct behaviors that place the practitioner and their staff at risk before, during, and after in-office procedures. The subjects of blood-borne pathogen transmission and post-exposure prophylaxis will be discussed. Additionally, the large problem of underreporting occupational exposures among students, residents, and physicians will be addressed.