Part of Lesson Plan: Got PPE? Methods of Personal Protection
Activity Overview / Details
Instructor will lecture along with power point presentation (reference PPT - Chapter 23 slides #11 - 23) with powerpoint notes (reference instructors manual pages 581 - 584). Students will take lecture notes during the presentation for reference note.
Instructor will state importance of this material in its relation to preparation for the student's state license written examination!
Key points to cover :
- Why are latex or vinal gloves worn during patient care insufficient when handling chemicals?
- What are the three types of eye/face protection?
- For what types of hazardous materials should the assistant wear protective clothing? Inhalation protection?
- What materials should be used to make gloves that are used by individuals who work with chemicals? Why?
- What might be a common cause of damage to the eyes?
- Under what circumstances should the assistant be sure to wear a mist-respirator mask?
- What are the primary routes of exposure?
- What information is provided onthe MSDS (material safety data sheet)?
- For what types of chemicals are MSDSs required?
- How would an assistant use an MSDS?
- What does a mercury spill kit contain?
- What are some precautions to take when working with mercury?
- Key note - A mask and utllity gloves should be worn whenever cleaning up a mercury spill.
- Key note: Emergency eyewash stations provide on-the-spot decontamination and allow workers to flush away hazardous substances that can cause serious injury.
- Why do some manufacturers recommend a weekly, 3-minute flushing of the eyewash station?
Slide #20 (picture of eye wash station)
- Why is it important to have good ventilation in a dental office?
- Can good ventilation also help reduce incidence of aireborne disease?
- How can a person tell if a dental office has good ventilation?