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The Implementation Status of Dental Treatment Infection Control Standards of Dental Hygienists

치과위생사의 치과진료 감염방지기준에 관한 연구

  • Yoo, Ha-Na (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, College of Medical Science, Konyang University) ;
  • Kang, Kyung-Hee (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, College of Medical Science, Konyang University)
  • 유하나 (건양대학교 의과학대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 강경희 (건양대학교 의과학대학 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2013.11.27
  • Accepted : 2013.12.20
  • Published : 2013.12.28

Abstract

This study was conducted to find out about the implementation status of dental treatment infection control standards of dental hygienists. The subjects of research were the dental hygienists working at dentist offices in Chungnam, Cheonan-si using self-input method from July 25th, 2012 to August 1st 2012. The collected data was analyzed after computerized statistical processing using SPSS 18.0. For hepatitis B vaccination, the results were high with 75.0% of answers being 'yes' or auto-active immunity, but for the latest hepatitis vaccination period showed highest results in '5 years or more ago' with 48.0%. Although 93.0% answered that vaccination was important, the percentage of replies that they had vaccination education was relatively low with 41.0%. For the use of personal protection tools the use of protective goggles was low compared to the use of masks and medical gloves. The percentage of subjects that answered that they always wash their hands before treatment was relatively low with 56.0% compared to 82.0% of subjects that answered that they always washed their hands after treatment. Dental treatment equipment washing before sterilization, use of packing and re-sterilization of tools with damaged packing showed high results for 'yes', but the ratio of subjects that answered 'no' to water line management was low with 39%.

Keywords

Dental hygienist;Infection prevention;Implementation status

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