Dr. Sulaiman Yahya Ahmed Alzaylaee
Abstract: Background Dental restorative staff is the persons who have the obligation to look after sick persons and improve their recovery and accomplish excellent level of nursing care. Therefore health care providers specially nurse should have awareness and strictly adhere to Safety measures to prevention of infection. Dental restorative staff should have proper knowledge and they should practice according to standard isolation precautions while giving care to patients as an initial level of infection control. Safety measures is a way to stop the spread of hospital acquired infection which may be in the form of blood, secretions, excretions, body fluids and mucous membrane that may contain contagious infectious agents and material. Safety measures is a method through which we can prevent the spread of infectious agents for the purpose of patients regaining of health, attendants and health care providers safe from contagious agents. (Lacerda, 2003). Objectives To Judge of the acquaintance Towards Safety Measures among Restorative Staff at Selected Dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia Method A survey was conducted at dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia. Thirty three items self-administered questionnaire was provided to 160 restorative staff in the research setting based on to assess the level of Acquaintance towards Safety Measures among Restorative staff at Selected Dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia. Results This study data reflected that, acquaintance towards the aspects of acquaintance about Safety Measures among restorative dental staff working at the dental clinics within the selected setting was variable. The majority152 (95.0 %) of the dental staff had a high level of acquaintance toward Contact Precautions. Followed by majority151 (94.37 %) of the dental staff had a high level of acquaintance toward Contact Precautions. While, 126 (78.75 %) of the dental staff had a lowest level of acquaintance toward Transmission-Based Precautions. Subsequently, 134 (83.75 %) of the dental staff had a lowest level of acquaintance toward Standards of Safety Measures. Conclusions The current study results revealed that there were high levels of acquaintance & practice of the measures of Safety Measures within the study setting.
Keywords: Safety Measures, Droplet Precautions, Transmission-Based Precautions, Airborne Precautions &Restorative Staff