Appraisal of the Knowledge? Towards Universal Precaution among Restorative Staff at Selected Dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia
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Research Paper | Dental Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017

Appraisal of the Knowledge? Towards Universal Precaution among Restorative Staff at Selected Dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Zenab Khalid Brahim Alnoweser, Dr. Lujain Ahmad Mohammad Alghrairy, Dr. Ahad Fahad Youssef Alshammari

Background Prominence Standard precautions are set of measures formulated to prevent transmission of blood borne pathogens when providing health care. Since identification of patients infected with these pathogens cannot be reliably made by medical history and physical examination, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that standard precautions are used on all patients, regardless of knowledge about their infection status. Objectives To appraise the level of Knowledge towards Universal Precaution among Restorative staff at Selected Dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia. Method A survey was conducted at dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia. A 41 items self-administered questionnaire was provided to 200 restorative staff in the research setting based on to assess the level of Knowledge towards Universal Precaution among Restorative staff at Selected Dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia. Results This study data reflected that, knowledge towards the aspects of knowledge about universal precaution among some restorative dental staff working at the dental clinics within the selected setting was variable. The majority189 (94.0 %) of the dental staff had a high level of knowledge about Droplet Precautions. Followed by majority176 (88.0 %) of the dental staff had a high level of knowledge about Transmission-Based Precautions. Although, 125 (62.5 %) of the dental staff had a high level of knowledge about Airborne Precautions. Subsequently, 135 (67.5 %) of the dental staff had a lowest level of knowledge about HealthCare Wide Hazards. Conclusions The current study results revealed that there were high levels of knowledge & practice of the measures of universal precaution within the study setting.

Keywords: Universal Precautions, Droplet Precautions, Transmission-Based Precautions, Airborne Precautions, HealthCare Wide Hazards &Restorative Staff

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017

Pages: 1172 - 1175

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Dr. Zenab Khalid Brahim Alnoweser, Dr. Lujain Ahmad Mohammad Alghrairy, Dr. Ahad Fahad Youssef Alshammari, "Appraisal of the Knowledge? Towards Universal Precaution among Restorative Staff at Selected Dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20178716, Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017, 1172 - 1175

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