MICROBIAL FLORA ON WHITE COAT

Author: 
Nasim Namazi., Supriya Khosti., Dilip Magdum., Santosh B. Jadhav., Aniruddh A. Varekar and Someshwar Golgire

Dental lab coat is designed to protect the worker's health, for a bio safe work environment and to provide conditions that favor comfort and freedom of movement. Aprons are potential source of cross infection and dissemination of microorganisms    in medical and    in dental settings. Various studies have been carried out   to determine the level and type of bacterial contamination present on the white coats, in order to assess the risk of spread of nosocomial infections by contact with patients.  The present article reviews different areas of contamination on white coat, risk factors for the development of infections and methods to avoid cross contamination.

Page: 
1300-1303
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