Review of the Level of Awareness Towards Occupational Injury among Periodontal Staff at Selected Dental clinics, Saudi Arabia
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Research Proposals or Synopsis | Dental Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016

Review of the Level of Awareness Towards Occupational Injury among Periodontal Staff at Selected Dental clinics, Saudi Arabia

A. P. Dr, Ossama Alkhatib

Background Notwithstanding the highlighting on patient safety in dental clinics, few organizations have assessed the extent to which safety is a deliberate priority or their culture supports patient safety. In response to the Institute of Medicines report and to an organizational dedication to patient safety, the current research was conducted an efficient measurement of safety measures is implemented. Objective To assess the level of awareness towards occupational injury among periodontal staff at the selected dental clinics, Saudi Arabia. Method A cross-sectional survey was conducted at five dental clinics, Saudi Arabia. A32items self-administered questionnaire was provided to 200 periodontal staff in the research setting based on their area of their specialties to assess the level of awareness towards occupational injury among periodontal staff at the selected dental clinics, Saudi Arabia. Results This study finding showed that awareness towards Occupational Injury among some periodontal staff at dental clinics was variable. The majority (82.0 %) of the periodontal staff had a high level of awareness towards Occupational Injury in relation to for decontamination of devices (with only contact with skin) washing with usual detergent is enough. On the other hand (69.5 %) of the periodontal staff had a lowest level of awareness towards Occupational Injury in relation to Used needles can be recapped after giving an injection. Although, concerning the Intermittent Level of Awareness the highest level was awareness towards Occupational Injury in relation to Isolation is necessary for patients with blood-borne infections (8.5 %).While, regarding the Low Level of Awareness towards Occupational in the item of Universal precautions are applied to patients with HIV and viral hepatitis only was showed higher rate (27.5 %) Conclusions The current study results revealed that there were high levels of awareness among the periodontal staff towards occupational injury within the study setting.

Keywords: Safety Measures, Awareness, &Periodontal staff

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016

Pages: 1701 - 1705

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A. P. Dr, Ossama Alkhatib, "Review of the Level of Awareness Towards Occupational Injury among Periodontal Staff at Selected Dental clinics, Saudi Arabia", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20163787, Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016, 1701 - 1705

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