Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004573
Title: Analysis of knowledge about the hospital warning symbols among the clinical dental assistants in a private dental college in Chennai – A comparative study
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Hospital safety signs are the main means of communicating health and safety information. There are specific colors, shape, and pattern of the safety signs. They include the use of illuminated signs and hand signals. These symbols are critical to understand without the prime knowledge. Healthcare workers come across these signs every day in their working environment. It is very important to make them aware and train them in interpreting these symbols correctly. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire containing 20 frequently encountered hospital signs were given to 40 clinical dental assistants’ pre- and post-training sessions. The difference in knowledge before and after the sessions was statistically analyzed. The questionnaire was tested for its face and content validity. Results: The total number of participants was 40, with a mean age of 22.2 years. During pre-training, the majority had scored below 10, 23 (57.50%), post-training scores improved drastically and the majority scored between 10 and 15, 24 (62.19%). Conclusion: Based on the aims and objectives of the study, it can be concluded that knowledge scores of the clinical assistants improved post-training. The majority of them had fair knowledge of post-training. Hence, periodic training and calibration can improve their awareness and attitude toward interpreting hospital warning symbols.

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    H. Sharanya*, M. P. Brundha

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. H.Sharanya, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    H. Sharanya*, M. P. Brundha

    Title:Analysis of knowledge about the hospital warning symbols among the clinical dental assistants in a private dental college in Chennai – A comparative study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December [ Special Issue 2])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (309-313)
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    Methodology:Hospital safety signs, Personal protective equipments, Warning symbols
    Research Materials:Clinical assistants

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Clinical assistants Hospital safety signs Personal protective equipments Warning symbols

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