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치과기공사의 감염에 대한 인식과 관리 실태 연구

A study on the perception and management of dental technician's infection prevention

대한치과기공학회지 2020년 42권 2호 p.173 ~ 185
한효진, 윤영경, 허예은, 배은정,
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한효진 ( Han Hyo-Jin ) - Smile Design Dental Hospital
윤영경 ( Yun Yeong-Kyeong ) - Elite Dental Lab
허예은 ( Heo Yae-Eun ) - Jeilplant
배은정 ( Bae Eun-Jeong ) - Dongguk University Department of Mechanical Robotics and Energy Engineering

Abstract


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate dental technicians' awareness of infections and to enhance their interest and commitment towards infection prevention.

Methods: A self-reported questionnaire survey was conducted among dental technicians. Total of 195 responses were used for analysis. A cross-tabulation analysis was used to compare dental technicians' awareness of infections according to their levels of education on infection prevention (α=0.05).

Results: Dental technicians were educated on infection prevention (40.5%). Most participants received infection prevention education from school (29.8%). Dental laboratories had an infection control guideline (34.9%). Dental technicians were not aware of infection risks at their workplaces or believed that they were not at risk of infections at their workplaces (59.3%).

Conclusion: Dental technicians must be consistently educated on infection prevention and control through systematic education at school and wider promotion through media. Research is needed to economically and efficiently improve equipment used by dental technicians and to protect them from infectious diseases. A budget for infection prevention must also be determined. Institutional measures such as providing support for dental technicians at the policy level and developing a basic infection prevention manual are necessary. Solving these issues not only protects dental technicians from infections but also allows them to provide high-quality medical services.

키워드

Dental technician; Dental laboratory; Infection; Prevent infection

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