Journal of Prevention and Treatment for Stomatological Diseases ›› 2020, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (5): 327-330.doi: 10.12016/j.issn.2096-1456.2020.05.011

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The harm and protective measures of facial occupational exposure of dental medical and nursing personnel

WANG Mengxi1,ZHANG Bo2,LI Yong3,ZHANG Xinduo4,GE Lifei2,CHANG Zhiqiang2()   

  1. 1. Department of Stomatology, the Forth Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China
    2. College of Bioinformatics Science and Technology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China
    3. Office of Educational Administration, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China
    4. Office of Educational Administration, the Forth Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China
  • Received:2019-03-15 Revised:2019-11-24 Online:2020-05-20 Published:2020-04-24
  • Contact: Zhiqiang CHANG E-mail:284949542@qq.com

Abstract:

There are many kinds of medical facial protective equipment with different functions. However, due to the lack of recognition of the hazards of facial occupational exposure, an incomplete understanding of the functions and effects of protective equipment and a lack of awareness, the proportion of staff that wear protective equipment in the Department of Stomatology is low. In this paper, the harmful and protective effects of face occupational exposure of dental staff were reviewed. A literature review showed that with the increasing prevalence of infection with AIDS, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and multidrug resistant bacteria in recent years, the occupational infection rate of medical staff in the Department of Stomatology has increased. The noise generated during oral treatment and the light from photosensitive curing lamps and treatment or surgical lasers can also cause occupational damage to hearing and vision. Face protection measures lack comprehensive functioning, and there is a lack of products that can be easily worn, indicating that the functions of face protection products need to be improved and strengthened. To minimize occupational infection and injury, we should not only improve the existing protective equipment but also improve personal protection awareness through advertising and education and comprehensively explore effective measures to improve occupational safety to ultimately achieve safe and high-quality medical services.

Key words: stomatology, occupational exposure, occupational injury, nosocomial infection, cross infection, aerosol, protective measures, face protection, medical protective equipment

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