|Document ID (ISN)||67891|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0394-2953 - Archivio di Scienze del Lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Ficarra M.G., Deli G., Di Liso G., Berloco F., Rizzelli R.
||Prevention of infection in dentistry and dental staff habits: Results of a field survey
||Prevenzione delle infezioni e comportamenti del personale in odontoiatria: risultati di un'indagine sul campo [in Italian]|
||Jan.-Mar. 1995, Vol.11, No.1, p.1-6. 7 ref.
||This study is based on a questionnaire self administered by dental professionals in order to assess their knowledge of the risks of catching an infectious disease and of preventive measures to be adopted in the work place. Only 47% of the interviewed staff claimed to have a good knowledge of AIDS; while 46% considered their knowledge to be barely sufficient. About 1/4 of the subjects thought it was understandable that some health workers could decline to treat HIV-positive patients. Utilization of protective devices (gloves, masks, goggles) was satisfactory. However, a significant number of these workers had not been vaccinated against hepatitis B. Basic rules of hygiene were observed by a limited number of nurses (only 7% of them washed their hands after each single treatment). A low percentage of workers used an antibacterial preparation after washing their hands. The importance of adequate health training for all health staff is stressed.
||infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; assessment of knowledge; dental services; vaccination; infection control
||questionnaire survey; Italy
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)