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Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

August 2018 Vol. 4(2), pp. 040-045

ISSN: 2984-8806

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Original Research Paper


Knowledge and Experience of Needle Stick Injuries among Male and Female Dental Students of a Dental School in Riyadh, KSA


Hazem Al-khudhair1, Faisal Al-Joudi1, Khalid Al-Rafie1, Hashim Abduljawad1 and Shahzeb Hasan Ansari2*

1Dental Interns, Riyadh Elm University, Saudi Arabia.
2Lecturer, Faculty of Preventive Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Saudi Arabia.

Corresponding Author's Email: shahzebhasan@riyadh.edu.sa

Accepted 28th June, 2018.



Abstract


Introduction: The dental students need to attain maximum knowledge regarding the needle stick injuries, their risks and methods of management. They spend an ample time in their clinics getting them exposed to needles during various dental procedures. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted in Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Riyadh, KSA. It involved 108 male and 118 female students studying in levels 10, 11, 12 and interns as well. Results: The response rate for males was 83% and females 90%. Total number of participants was n= 226. In a question related to the action following the use of injections, 91.2% responded with stating that they re-cap their injections after use, whereas 8.4% responded that they do not re-cap their injections after use. Conclusion: Knowledge of needle sticks injuries seem to be adequate among the dental students.

Keywords: Needle stick injury, Sharps injury, Dental students.

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Hazem Al-khudhair, Faisal Al-Joudi, Khalid Al-Rafie, Hashim Abduljawad and Shahzeb Hasan Ansari. Knowledge and Experience of Needle Stick Injuries among Male and Female Dental Students of a Dental School in Riyadh, KSA. Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene 4(2) 2018 pp. 040-045.


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