Santhosh Kumar MP

Department of Oral Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Knowledge, Awareness and Practices Regarding Hand Hygiene among Dental Students
    Author(s): Aathira CM and Santhosh Kumar MP*

    Introduction: Hand hygiene is of significant importance for the prevention of healthcare associated infections. There is a need to explore the concept of hand hygiene among the undergraduate dental students. The five moments that call for the use of hand hygiene include the moment before touching a patient, before performing aseptic and clean procedures, after being at risk of exposure to body fluids, after touching a patient, and after touching patient surroundings. This concept has been aptly used to improve understanding, training, monitoring, and reporting hand hygiene among healthcare workers. The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge, awareness and practice of hand hygiene among dental students. Materials and methods: This study was a cross sectional study, conducted among 100 undergraduate dental students belonging to third year, final year of study. Nine closed-ended que.. Read More»

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