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Quality Assurance Program Online Learning Plan Webinar

Posted Date: July 12, 2017

The QAP Online Learning Plan (OLP) webinar that was presented on April 6th and June 14th, 2017 is now available on-demand.

Please click here  to view the webinar.


Access Newsletter

Posted Date: May 31, 2017

The latest issue of Access newsletter has been released. Included in this issue:  a Public Notification: an outcome of a complaint related to Infection Control Protocols; Understanding the Complaint Process;  Navigating a Complaint Investigation; Root of the Matter: Silver Diamine Fluoride, and information on the upcoming QAP OLP Webinar.

Act amended to allow Dental Hygienists to Administer Naloxone in ‎an Emergency

Posted Date: October 21, 2016

Amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) have come into effect that allow all health professionals regulated by the HPA, including Dental Hygienists, to administer naloxone in an emergency situation to a person they suspect is suffering from an opioid overdose. Naloxone can be administered by injection or intranasally.  As a professional, you are required to ensure that you are properly educated and/or trained before providing care.  We are continuing to work with all stakeholders on this important issue. More information related to how to obtain naloxone kits and educational resources will be distributed shortly.

What Qualifies for CC Credits?

Posted Date: August 12, 2016

With less than six months remaining in the year, some dental hygienists whose CC or QAP Cycle is ending on December 31, 2016 may be looking toward getting those last few activities to hit the 75 credit mark. Did you know that the College has published some excellent resources for dental hygienists to assess proposed activities?

The QAP Continuing Competency Program Reference Information document outlines the principles behind, and obligatory requirements to, lifelong continuing learning for healthcare professionals.

The Framework for Continuing Competency Activities (or CC Credit Framework) is a table demonstrating the broad variety of activities which registrants may participate in to obtain credits, as well as limits on credits earned and helpful forms which might be required for credits to be eligible for submission.  

Examinations During Summer Vacation

Posted Date: July 29, 2016

"The dentist I work for is going to be away on vacation and the office is looking at scheduling some ‘hygiene only’ days during this time. I hold a Full registration so I know that I need to abide by the 365 Day Rule. When determining which clients can be booked on these days, what types of dental exams satisfy the 365 Day Rule?" If you have found yourself asking this question over the summer, see the July 2016 issue of Access for Senior Practice Advisor Rebecca Chisholm's advice. 

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