CPR 2013



Date & Time

Friday, February 8, 2013

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Infection Control)

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CPR)

Location Columbia University Medical Center

CE Credit Hours 3 per session

SESSION I  Practical Infection Control for the Dental Office

with Ronnie Myers, DDS  Vice Dean for Administrative Affairs, Associate Professor, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dental Medicine

Course Description

This course will provide you with an overview of infectious diseases encountered in the dental environment. A thorough review of the current ADA/CDC Infection Control Recommendations will be presented. The course will focus on the implementation and compliance issues associated with maintaining adequate asepsis in the clinical dental environment. Hand hygiene and waterline maintenance will also be reviewed. The course will satisfy the New York State Board of Dentistry requirement for re-licensure.

Course Objectives
This course will enable you to:

  • define the four goals of infection control
  • identify the proper infection control measures to attaining these goals
  • recognize how a safe workplace can be achieved in a practical and cost effective manner
  • understand compliance issues

SESSION II  CPR Re-Certification

with Mike Caffrey  Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Consulting

Course Description

This course will provide re-certification for those previously certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support through the American Heart Association. The emphasis will be on skill performance and evaluation, with didactic portions for updating new guidelines written since your last certification. Basic Life Support skills to be reviewed include rescue breathing, one rescuer CPR, two rescuer CPR, and conscious and unconscious foreign body airway obstruction management for all age patients. In addition to American Heart Association content, this course will discuss realistic practical approaches for applying these skills in an emergency. Certification is dependent upon mastering the psychomotor skills and successful completion of a written examination. Previous CPR Certification is required. The course will include training in the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator.

Course Objectives
This course will enable you to:

  • confidently and independently perform all current American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR skills on adults, children and infants
  • use a Bag Valve Mask and Automatic External Defibrillator
  • be prepared to handle an actual life and death situation

REGISTRATION: The fastest way to register for courses is through our online registration system. You can also submit a completed CE registration form by fax to 212-342-5179 or by mail to: CE Office, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 630 West 168th Street, Box 20, New York NY 10032. Registration may also be done by telephone at 212-305-7124. Please make checks payable to: Columbia University. Early registration is advised to guarantee a place in all courses.

TUITION & FEES: CDM Alumni and all dental hygienists/staff receive a 10% discount on listed tuition for all Continuing Education (CE) courses. Alumni graduating within five (5) years prior to a course receive a 20% discount. CDM faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on listed tuition rates. Retired alumni not requiring CE credits may audit courses at no charge, dependent on space availability.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation of a course will result in a refund or credit. Refunds are granted only if notification is received at least 72 hours prior to the course. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.