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Celebrating the 4th of July
CDC/OSHA Update - Maintaining Safety in your Practice Webinar
Remote Consultation Offerings and In-Office Training Available

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· Sterilization review, design and implementation

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· Reduction of patients beyond estimated completion date

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Fireworks shows, blow-out backyard barbecues, and cannonballs off the diving board are just some of the hallmarks of a typical Independence Day celebration.

This year is a little different. Some fireworks displays are canceled due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, and social distancing discourages big bashes. But we all need a bit of celebrating right now and there are still lots of ways to enjoy the July 4th holiday, whatever mode of quarantine you are practicing.

4th of July Facts 

1. The Declaration of Independence was not signed on July 4, 1776. That's actually the day it was formally adopted by the Continental Congress, but it wasn't signed by most signatories until August. 
2. American typically eat 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day, "enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times," according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.
3. Three presidents have died on July 4: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Monroe.
4. John Adams believed that American independence should be celebrated on July 2, as that's the actual day the Continental Congress voted for independence in 1776. 
5. Annoyed that Independence Day wasn't celebrated on July 2, Adams reportedly turned down invitations to July 4 celebrations throughout his life.
6. Massachusetts became the first state to make the 4th of July an official state holiday in 1781. 
7. President Zachary Taylor died in 1850 after eating spoiled fruit at a July 4 celebration.

Wishing you all a safe and fun Fourth of July Celebration.


  OSHA/CDC Update - Maintaining Safety in Your Practice Webinar

Now that we have started back to seeing patients, it is important to maintain the highest level of protection for our patients and our team members.
Join me for one of two webinars scheduled for June 21st, 2020. These webinars will review the current CDC and OSHA regulations, as well as the Interim Guidance that has been released. We will also review the recommendations for COVID-19 exposures in the office.
Please register for OSHA/CDC Update - Maintaining Safety in Your Office on July 21, 2020 10:00 AM PDT at:
Please register for OSHA/CDC Update - Maintaining Safety in Your Office on July 21, 2020 5:00 PM PDT at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Remote Consultation Offerings and In-Office Training Available

I have received requests for information from offices have regarding OSHA and CDC compliance. With many offices reopening I am offering discounts on my remote consulting services. Some areas that can be addressed include;
  1. A review of your current sterilization area and instrument processing protocol. We can develop a plan to implement changes to gain compliance and have the office ready when patients return.
  2. Develop your OSHA coordinator, OSHA manual and SDS sheets. There are several documents that are required in the office as well as the annual update.
  3. Develop your clinical training manual. A complete up to date training manual is important to all offices. Many offices use the sink-or-swim method of training and can cause frustration from the trainer and trainee. Also, all new hires must receive OSHA training within 5 days of hire.
  4. Planning to reopen your office. As we prepare to reopen our practices, it is time to adjust your mindset to assess what will need to change. What must be done before you can safely reopen your practice? What should be communicated and how in order to instill confidence in patients and staff? When your practice reopens, it will be in a post-COVID-19 world, where the old normal simply will not exist. Your practice needs to be safer than ever before when it comes to infection prevention. What actions can be taken to ensure this? What has been done so far? What will be done moving forward?  
I am now scheduling in office training visits to assist you and your team develop all protocols and documentation for OSHA and CDC compliance, complete a review your clinical efficiency, and my full clinical consulting options.

Here is to "developing your clinical excellence" in 2020!

Thank you for your continued support of my clinical newsletter.  I hope you and your team find the information useful.  Please visit my website and feel free to email me with any comments or questions. 

Andrea Cook
Andrea Cook LLC