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Research Paper | Dental Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017
Appraisal of Awareness among Dental Orthodontic Staffs Staff about Universal Precaution at Selected Dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Alhassan Khalid Alsaiari | Dr. Suhail Abdulrahman Alamoudi
Abstract: Background Awareness among Orthodontic Staff about Universal Precaution requires being highly valued and practices by all the health care practitioners, despite the fact that decisive staff development in the prevention of Infection Objective To Evaluation of Awareness of Orthodontic Staff about Dental Site Infection among Orthodontic Staff at the Selected Dental Clinics-Saudi Arabia. Method A cross-sectional survey was conducted at the Selected Dental Clinics-Saudi Arabia. The assessment tool was consists of 16 items self-administered questionnaire was provided to 150 Orthodontic Staff in the research setting based on their area of their specialties to assess their level of evaluation of Awareness of Orthodontic Staff about Personal Protective Equipments Results The findings of the current study showed the level of awareness of Universal Precaution was significantly associated with many variables (Table.1). The findings of the current study showed than more than two third (90.0 %) *of the respondents were very aware of Universal Precaution with statistically significantly difference in relation to the aspect of Adequate information about how to prevent Infection. Moreover, it was found that Dental staff had high level of awareness (87.5 %) in relation to Senior management is accountable for ensuring that healthcare personnel, including licensed and no licensed personnel, are adequately trained and competent to perform their job responsibilities towards Infection. Furthermore, majority of the participants (87.5 %) Personnel from the IPC program, the laboratory, and information technology departments are responsible for ensuring that systems are in place to support the surveillance program of prevention of Dental Site Infection. . Conclusions The current study results revealed that there were a high levels of awareness among Dental staff towards Universal Precaution within the study setting.
Keywords: Dental staff, Awareness & Universal Precaution UP
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017,
Pages: 2393 - 2396