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Research Paper | Dental Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018
Review of the Level of Awareness Towards Occupational Injury among Orthodontics Staff at Selected Dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Background Notwithstanding the importance on patient protection in dental clinics, the minority organizations have assessed the level to which safety is an intentional precedence or their ethnicity supports patient safety. In response to the Institute of Dental Medical report and to an organizational enthusiasm to patient safety, the current research was utilized an efficient measurement of safety measures was applied. Objective To assess the level of awareness towards occupational injury among Orthodontics Staff at 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 350 Orthodontics Staff in the research setting based on their area of their specialties to assess the level of awareness towards occupational injury among Orthodontics Staff at the selected dental clinics, Saudi Arabia. Results This study finding showed that awareness towards Occupational Injury among some Orthodontics Staff at dental clinics was variable. The majority (87.7 %) of the Orthodontics 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 (70.5 %) of the Orthodontics Staff had a lowest level of awareness towards Occupational Injury in relation to Universal precautions are applied to patients with HIV and viral hepatitis only. Although, concerning the Intermittent Level of Awareness the highest level was awareness towards Occupational Injury in relation to Universal precautions are applied to patients with HIV and viral hepatitis only (17.0 %). While, regarding the Low Level of Awareness towards Occupational in the item of Used needles can be recapped after giving an injection was showed higher rate (13.77 %) Conclusions The current study results revealed that there were high levels of awareness among the Orthodontics Staff towards occupational injury within the study setting.
Keywords: Safety Measures, Awareness, &Orthodontics Staff
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018,
Pages: 773 - 777