Karen Daw, Dental Speaker

Columbus, OH

(614) 260-6990

TheOSHALady@yahoo.com
Karen@KarenDaw.com
KarenDaw.com

 


TOPICS:

  • Communication
  • Health and Wellness
  • Infection Control
  • OSHA
  • Practice Management

Karen Daw, MBA, CECM

Even if you think you’ve heard it all before, you’ve never heard it the way Karen Daw, “The OSHA Lady,” delivers safety training for dental and medical professionals.

Dental and medical professionals know that they must sit through OSHA and Infection Control training annually. However, it’s common to dread these courses because they tend to be a snooze fest.

Wouldn’t it be great if your regulatory compliance training could be fun, funny AND informative?

With a fresh, fun, and efficient approach, Karen keeps things moving, always grounded in real-world examples of what can go wrong (sometimes in a matter of seconds) if we let our guard down.

So, leave the OSHA and CDC binders on their shelves for a little while, and let Karen guide your team through an entertaining, interactive, and potentially life-saving refresher course exclusively tailored for those working in healthcare.


“Is it really annual safety training time? Again?”

“How can we possibly remember all the rules and regulations, and what do we actually need to be doing anyway?”

“I know, I know…OSHA…CDC…IC…PPE…wake me when it’s over.”

Even if you think you’ve heard it all before, you’ve never heard it the way Karen Daw, “The OSHA Lady,” delivers safety training for dental and medical professionals.

With a fresh, fun, and efficient approach, Karen keeps things moving, always grounded in real-world examples of what can go wrong (sometimes in a matter of seconds) if we let our guard down.

Complacency is the enemy in infection control and safety; Karen’s in-depth, informative workshops put principle into practice by taking an unexpected, engaging approach to compliance training topics like: hand hygiene, sharps safety, instrument sterilization, and appropriate barriers for bloodborne, contact, droplet, and airborne pathogens.

So, leave the OSHA and CDC binders on their shelves for a little while, and let Karen guide your team through an entertaining, interactive, and potentially life-saving refresher course exclusively tailored for those working in healthcare.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand federal laws and guidelines regarding infection control and prevention
  • Discuss new and upcoming regulatory standards that pertain to healthcare practices
  • Apply Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements specifically to healthcare practices
  • Illuminate the role and responsibility of the infection control coordinator
  • State principles of Global Harmonized System training (mandatory as of 2013)
  • Learn the optimal design of central sterilization, cleaning and sterilizing protocols, biological and chemical monitors, sterilizer options, pouches, wraps and more
  • Demonstrate how to conduct a Personal Protective Equipment assessment
  • Describe the contents of an Exposure Control Plan and Post-Exposure Protocol
  • Define how to test and maintain waterlines
  • Name the ten most common OSHA healthcare citations and how to avoid them
  • Gain the skills and understanding to rock your compliance program

Suggested Format: Full or partial day; Lecture, Workshop, Keynote
Suggested Audience: Doctors and Teams

Mix n Match Components to Create Your Customized Presentation:

  1. Ensure Infection Control can be easily implemented. Attendees perform a self-assessment using the CDC checklist and leave with an action plan of next steps.
  2. Looking for an OSHA deep refresher that meets the federal annual training requirement? Bring Karen in for a workshop on this subject, which can also be combined with any of her other topics.
  3. Take instrument processing learning deeper with Karen’s unique and engaging hands-on approach. Learn how to properly wrap a cassette, compare chemical indicators, and evaluate examples which reinforce the do’s and don’ts of instrument sterilization.
  4. If anyone knows a thing or two about having difficult conversations, it’s this gal! (Try telling someone they can no longer eat or drink at their desk, for example!) Identify different work personalities and practice the Fierce Conversations technique, a tool for more efficient communication with patients and team members.
  5. Enhance your current OSHA manual or follow Karen’s step-by-step guide to creating the main elements of your OSHA binder without spending a fortune.

 

In her high energy presentations, Karen Daw, MBA, CECM infuses hands-on activities, exercises, fun stories and both dental and medical specific examples from her 20+ years’ experience as a speaker, consultant, and authorized OSHA trainer. From the 2-person practice to 1,000-person audiences, Karen helps healthcare professionals enhance their safety and compliance systems.

Karen has authored articles and continuing education courses, and contributed to the Center for Disease Control’s latest dental infection control app. She is a proud member and former co-chair of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP). She is a member in good standing with Dental Speakers Bureau and Dental Speaker Institute.

Karen graduated from and worked at the Ohio State University as the Assistant Director for the Sterilization Monitoring Service and then as the Clinic Health and Safety Director for the College of Dentistry. She continued her education by earning an MBA with a focus on Management and Healthcare Administration.

Karen offers regulatory compliance solutions for healthcare practices. She is committed to helping people rethink compliance, not as a mandatory activity but as a culture of safety. As a result of her work, healthcare professionals are able to more confidently meet regulatory standards, implement leaner processes, and create a safer work environment while actually decreasing costs.

“Karen Daw has been consistently providing OSHA updates for the Stark County Dental Society since 2011. She is often asked by Stark County Dental Society members to come back for private classes and compliance training in their own dental offices. Karen’s enthusiasm, wit, and energy keep all participants engaged for hours. It is not uncommon for staff members and dentists to seek out Karen for one-on-one Q & A following our programs. You will not find another speaker with Karen’s level of expertise, acumen and her years of experience in this field! Our dentists and staff LOVE Karen Daw.”
– Laura Deforest; Executive Director, Stark County Dental Society

“Karen Daw finds a way to keep OSHA requirements interesting and relevant. She provides pertinent and the most current information to keep the dental office compliant in areas such as infection control, sharps management, health standards and more. In addition to her expertise and great personality, Karen engages those who attend her seminars in an energetic and fun way. She is one of the best presenters I’ve worked with on behalf of the Akron Dental Society. Our members and their staff definitely benefit from the information she brings to each seminar.”
– Cathleen Hansen; Executive Director, Akron Dental Society

“Always fantastic! Wonderful job… Excellent! Kept my attention. Helpful… love Karen!! Great informative presentation as always. Keep her coming back! Explained well, good coverage on sterilization. We always learn a new point to review and implement for our office! We always enjoy Karen… Great Speaker! Very informative and a nice little brain refresher! She makes something fun that’s not so fun! Thank you for a great session. Glad Karen was back this year. Always informative and current. Appreciate Karen’s presentations. Love Karen, she is a great speaker! Karen is the BEST!”
– Attendee
Why choose Karen?
  • Her high energy presentations infuse hands-on activities, exercises, fun stories and both dental and medical specific examples from her 20+ years’ experience as a speaker, consultant, and authorized OSHA trainer.
  • With a fresh, fun, and efficient approach, Karen keeps things moving, always grounded in real-world examples of what can go wrong (sometimes in a matter of seconds) if we let our guard down.
  • Karen offers regulatory compliance solutions for healthcare practices. As a result of her work, healthcare professionals are able to more confidently meet regulatory standards, implement leaner processes, and create a safer work environment while actually decreasing costs.

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