Knowledge, Awareness & Practice about Cross Contamination Control among the Students of Dentistry

Nousheen Khan, Syed Midhat Batool, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ahmed, Asif Noor, Javeria Afzal
2022 Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences  
Cross contamination is stated as "Spread of infection between staff members & patients in clinical setting". Cross infection throughout clinical training might occur with transfer of infectious agents between health workers & patients in a clinical location. Dental care workers including dental assistant & doctors are at giant risk of receiving infection. Aim: To assess the awareness/knowledge & practice about cross contamination control among students of dentistry Study design: Cross-sectional
more » ... study Place and duration of study: This study of 3 months duration was carried on students of Multan dental college Multan. Methodology: 60 students willingly participated in our study. Simple random sampling technique was utilized in order to collect the data. Well-structured Performa was consumed. Informed consent was sign up from the partakers. Results: 85% participants consider that dental clinics/hospitals are more predisposed to the infection/contamination than other medical fields. 90% of the partakers were totally aware about universal precautions to avert the cross contamination. All the subjects usually maintained the additional precautions while treating AIDS & hepatitis B, C patients. Majority of the partakers use gloves as well as facemask but googles or Protective eyewear, head caps & aprons were not in use by most of participants. Conclusion: Participants of our study showed adequate & sufficient awareness/knowledge but less satisfactory practice about contamination control. Knowledge gained should also be transferred into daily routine practice Keywords: Cross contamination control, Dentistry, Students, and Precautionary measures
doi:10.53350/pjmhs22165176 fatcat:3pryl4hizzdwbpywdaczxioqhe