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International Dental Journal of Student Research

Operation theatre protocols in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Author Details : Rahul N Dahake, S.R. Shenoi, Pranav Ingole, Nilima Budhraja

Volume : 4, Issue : 1, Year : 2016

Article Page : 40-44

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In the modern day’s Oral and Maxillofacial surgical practice different esthetic and surgical procedures are carried out, with increased risk of infective complications. Hence, infection control practices need to be established to minimize the risk of exogenous infections and for the successful outcome of the procedures. These practices include hand washing, cleaning, sterilization, disinfection, operation theater sterilization and specifications. Proper hand washing after examination of each patient and prior to any surgery with a formulation containing alcohol alone or as a combination with other agents reduces the chances of transferring infections to and from patients. Sterilization and disinfection constitute the most important aspect of infection control. Proper knowledge of the operation theater decorum and disinfection of Operation theater is essential. The waste generated during practice is a potential source of nosocomial infections and should be treated as per the proper protocol and guidelines. This article reviews the minimum standards and practices that need to be established and followed during surgical procedures and to understand the basic protocols in Operation theater and learn the clinical application of these protocols for reduction of the postoperative complications. Surgeries conducted with adequate protocols and checklists have resulted in reduction of postoperative events and complications.

How to cite : Dahake R N, Shenoi S, Ingole P, Budhraja N, Operation theatre protocols in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Int Dent J Stud Res 2016;4(1):40-44

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