Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003586
Title: Knowledge and attitude of the students about the local anesthetics used during surgery among South Indian population
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Local anesthetics are a drug which cause the absence of pain in a specific area. It acts by blocking the nerve pathway. Students should have adequate knowledge about these drugs. There is not much improvement in clinical practicing bringing out the importance of local anesthetics in surgery. Aim: The aim of the study is to evaluate the knowledge and attitude of the students about the local anesthetics used during surgery among South Indian population. Objective: This study is to evaluate whether the students have adequate knowledge about local anesthetics. Materials and Methods: A self-prepared questionnaire was given to medical/dental undergraduate student’s comprising 15 questions with multiple choice answers covering all aspects of local anesthetics, their ability of action, type, duration of onset, dosage, and complication. The survey was winded up after 2 weeks. At the end of the survey, all the data were collected and compiled for statistical study. Results: The results show that most of the students do not have sufficient knowledge about local anesthetics. Conclusion: In conclusion the knowledge of local anesthetics among the students seems to be inadequate. It is recommended that they should develop more knowledge about local anesthetics in bringing out a better clinical practice.

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    Author(s) Name:

    E. Thariny, A. Jothi Priya*, R. Gayatridevi

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    Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Mrs. A. Jothi Priya, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    E. Thariny, A. Jothi Priya*, R. Gayatridevi

    Title:Knowledge and attitude of the students about the local anesthetics used during surgery among South Indian population
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (June )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1321-1323)
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    Methodology:Knowledge and attitude,questionnaire based survey
    Research Materials:Local anesthetics

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Complications Dosage Local anesthetics

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