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Chapter-15 Ragas Dental College and Hospital: Case Study

BOOK TITLE: Going Green: A Manual of Waste Management for the Dental Practitioner

Author
1. Raman Uma
2. Iyer Vidyaa Hari
ISBN
9788180619809
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11034_15
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2007
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
1. Ragas Dental College and Hospital, East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai
2. Ragas Dental College and Hospital, East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai
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Abstract

EMS: Environmental management system. Hospital waste—improperly disposed— deadly menace to public health. Pilot study 10 people—given questionnaire. To test knowledge of dental waste 5 categories (Doctors, Paramedical, House surgeons, Students, Health care workers). Sample Collection: 100 people—questioned on Biomedical or Dental waste management—Questionnaires collected—subject to statistics analysis. 9 dental dept. of Ragas Dental College chosen – collection of biomedical/dental waste—random sampling done for 10 days each dept. Armamentarium—Rubber gloves color coded bags weight machine (2 kg) (Black, Yellow, and White). Red—Mask, gloves, head cap, suction, light cure tips. Yellow—Cotton, gauze, teeth (without amalgam) pathological, anatomical, microbiological waste. Small puncture proof—needles, reamers, files, blades, broaches, orthodontic/ligature wires. Big puncture proof—teeth with amalgam fillings, non contact amalgam. Study Results: KAB (Knowledge, attitude and behavior). The attitude for biomedical waste among the five categories was significant as the health care workers had no knowledge on the importance of biomedical waste very few doctors and house surgeons had undergone previous training in the biomedical waste.

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