ANNAPOLIS, Maryland--The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures is providing special online resources to help dental professionals protect themselves and their patients from swine flu.
The Swine Flu Resources section of the OSAP Web site includes an overview of the disease, up-to-the-minute reports on the current outbreak, tips for prevention, and links to additional in-depth information.
The site is a one-stop shop for current information on the swine flu epidemic.
Dental professionals should be vigilant as this potential pandemic emerges. The OSAP Web site provides a way to stay current since the site is constantly being updated once new information is received.
Links to reports and updates from the Centers for Disease Control, American Dental Association, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and even the White House Briefing Room are available for access to important information and advisories.
In addition, the OSAP symposium "Infection Prevention: Spread the Word," which is being held June 11-14, 2009 in Plano (Dallas) Texas, will feature courses that address this issue.
Dr. Michael Glick will present on "Emerging Diseases with Special Focus on Swine Flu" and Dr. Molly Newlon will present on the "6 P's of Emergency Preparedness" in which swine flu will be covered.
Dental professionals are encouraged to visit the swine flu resources section of the OSAP Web site frequently to stay informed. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
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