The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) is providing 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, reports on the current outbreak, tips for prevention, and links to additional in-depth information.
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 instant access to important information and advisories.
In addition, the OSAP symposium “Infection Prevention: Spread the Word,” which is being held June 11 to 14, 2009 in Plano, Tex, will feature courses that address this issue. One presentation will focus on emerging diseases with special focus on swine flu, and another will focus on the “6 P’s of Emergency Preparedness,” in which swine flu will be covered.