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Korean J healthc assoc Infect Control Prev 2011; 16(2): 37-44

Published online December 30, 2011 https://doi.org/10.14192/kjicp.2011.16.2.37

Copyright © Korean Society for Healthcare-associated infection Control and Prevention

The Analysis of Actual Condition for Implementation of Dental Clinic Infection Prevention Standards in the Hospital

Gyu Yil Choi1 and Hye Young Kim2

Department of Dental Hygiene, Daegu Health College1, Daegu, Department of Dental Hygiene, Dong-eui University2, Busan, Korea

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background: The purpose of study to present the basic data for enhancing the performance level of the dental clinic infection prevention through the actual condition of the implementation for dental treatment infection prevention aimed at dental hygienists in each hospital.
Methods: We carried out a survey targeting 69 dental hygienists in the dental college hospital, 42 in the dentist of the Dentistry in General Hospital, 51 in the dental clinic and 38 in the dentist's office and the medical institutions surveyed, and we used frequency analysis and chi-square analysis by using SPSS (Ver. 18.0).
Results: The experiences wounded in the body by sharp instruments or needles contaminated with patients' blood or saliva were on average in 86.5% of the dental hygienists, and people who disinfected the wound with disinfectants after washing their own hands and squeezing blood as the method to fight the wound was 73.4%. The dental clinic was the highest in case of the rate of wearing gloves, and the dental clinic was the highest in the case of the rate of wearing a mask. The use of the liquid soap containing antimicrobial was the highest as 28.0% in the dental college hospital in case of 'the cleanser to be used for washing their own hands'. In the multiple response for dental treatment mechanical equipment management apparatus and the actual condition to be equipped with medicines and the survey in sterilization, Povidone was the highest as 28% in the dental college, and surface disinfectants were being used in some hospitals.
Conclusion: To prevent the infection in the consultation room, dental hygienists should thoroughly recognize Dental Treatment Infection Prevention Standards, and the research measures or administrative support of the government and the organs concerned is needed a lot.

Keywords: Hospital, Dental treatment infection prevention, Infection prevention standards

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