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Study checks dental students on bloodborne exposures

OSHA Healthcare Connection, April 17, 2012

Fewer than half of dental school students showed “adequate knowledge of transmission and management” of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, according to a study appearing in the April issue of the Journal of Dental Education.

Such knowledge gaps “may lead to failure to report incidents and delays in appropriate exposure management and some negative attitudes towards treating individuals with HIV,” the study concludes.

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