Volume 8, Issue 2, March 2020, Page: 12-15
Prevention and Control of the Novel Coronavirus in the Stomatological Hospital
Peng Sun, Department of Orthodontics, Stomatological Hospital of Yantai Affiliated to Binzhou Medical College, Yantai, China
Lijuan Zhao, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Stomatological Hospital of Yantai Affiliated to Binzhou Medical College, Yantai, China
Minghong Yu, Department of Hospital Infection-Control, Stomatological Hospital of Yantai Affiliated to Binzhou Medical College, Yantai, China
Meijuan Zhang, Department of Laishan, Stomatological Hospital of Yantai Affiliated to Binzhou Medical College, Yantai, China
Received: Mar. 7, 2020;       Accepted: Mar. 23, 2020;       Published: Apr. 21, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20200802.11      View  312      Downloads  166
Abstract
The 2019 novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus of the beta genus and defined as category B infectious disease, prevented as category A infectious disease. The infection of new novel coronavirus causes a diversity of clinical manifestations, including fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, muscle soreness etc. The infected are believed to be the principal source of infection, including the asymptomatic individuals who are infected. Droplet transmission and contact transmission are considered the major route of influenza spread. In some condition, aerosol transmission works as well. Alimentary tract transmission remains to be confirmed. Most of the treatment is operated in oral cavity in stomatological hospitals. The dentists, the nurses and the patients have an intimate contact with each other. By analyzing the nosocomial infection routes of novel coronavirus in stomatological hospitals, prevention and control measures were formulated to strengthen infection management, so as to control and minimize infection risks. Oral health workers should strictly implement the infection management measures in medical institutions, and do a good job in the protection of all staff, including medical care, logistics, property management and administration, the environment of the clinic, disinfection and sterilization of instruments and medical waste management, so as to prevent cross-infection and contain the spread of the epidemic.
Keywords
Stomatological Hospital, Novel Coronavirus, Infection Management
To cite this article
Peng Sun, Lijuan Zhao, Minghong Yu, Meijuan Zhang, Prevention and Control of the Novel Coronavirus in the Stomatological Hospital, European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2020, pp. 12-15. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20200802.11
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