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Endodontic Dental Staff Perception about the Variables Affecting the Exposure Percutaneous Injuries at Selected Dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Fatmah Khaled A. Basalama

Abstract: Abstract Background: Sound judgment and good communication and managerial skills. The most common method of preventing percutaneous injuries is to use adequate individual protection equipment and to receive a vaccination against HBV with posterior serum conversion analysis.Exposure to percutaneous injury increases the probability of transmission of pathogens, such as the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) or the HIV virus. Such injuries may also cause alterations in the psychosocial circumstances of the injured health care provider. Ministry of Health estimates that 19% of the population had already contacted HBV and 1% exhibited chronic disease caused by this virus, while worldwide, two billion individuals have already been infected with HBV. (Gerberding, 2003). Objective: To appraise the level of awareness? towards work-related injury among endodontic staff at Selected Dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia. Method: A cross-sectional survey was conducted at dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia. Twenty six items self-administered questionnaire was provided to 140 endodontic staff in the research setting based on To evaluate the level of awareness? towards work-related injury among endodontic staff at Selected Dental Clinics , Saudi Arabia. Results: This study showed the majority (82.85%) of the endodontic dental staff had a high level of perception towards the Variables affecting the Exposure Percutaneous injuries at Selected Dental Endodontic Clinics, Saudi Arabia. This study showed the majority (82.85%) of the staff have a high level of perception towards the Variables affecting the Exposure Percutaneous injuries which were found in ?Surgical cap usage?. Followed by (78.57%) at the item of ?Vaccination against Hepatitis B?. Conversely (62.0%) of the dental staff had a low level of perception towards the Variables affecting the Exposure Percutaneous injuries at Selected Dental Endodontic Clinics, Saudi Arabia, which was in item ?Number of doses of Vaccination against Hepatitis? (64.28%) as well as same findings were found in item of ?Gloves usage " . Conclusions: The current study results revealed that there was a high level of endodontic staff perception towards the Variables affecting the Exposure Percutaneous injuries at Selected Dental Endodontic Clinics, Saudi Arabia.

Keywords: Variables, Percutaneous injuries; Perception; &Endodontic Staff

Country: Saudi Arabia, Subject Area: Dental Science

Pages: 186 - 190

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 1, January 2019

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Dr. Fatmah Khaled A. Basalama, "Endodontic Dental Staff Perception about the Variables Affecting the Exposure Percutaneous Injuries at Selected Dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i1/show_abstract.php?id=ART20193661, Volume 8 Issue 1, January 2019, 186 - 190

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