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Session Information

FOC U009 - Procedural Safety in Dermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 01

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room D231/232

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Joseph Sobanko, MD, FAAD

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

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

The number of needle sticks 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. Attendees of this session will be able to identify and correct behaviors that place the practitioner and their staff at risk before, during, and after in-office procedures. The subject of blood-borne pathogen transmission will be discussed in detail. Additionally, the large problem of underreporting occupational exposures among students, residents, and physicians will be addressed.