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Health care associated infection (HCAI) is a serious health hazard as it leads to increased morbidity and mortality of patients, length of hospital stay and costs associated with increased hospital stay.
A total of 361 subjects divided into four groups were included in this study. The first group comprised of 179 doctors, the second had 31 nurses, third group had 110 OT Technicians and the fourth group included 41 subjects which included housekeeping staff and cleaners. Swabs were collected from OT staff at the time of entry and at exit from the OT. Places of swabs taken were: A) Web space, B) OT dress and C) Anterior nares.
Health care associated infection (HCAI) is a serious health hazard as it leads to increased morbidity and mortality of patients, length of hospital stay and costs associated with increased hospital stay. Infections from OT is well known and is well established which are often referred to as "hot zones" for emergence & spread of microbial resistance. Contamination in an operation theatre is an important cause of HCAIs and is the third leading cause of HCAIs.
This was a prospective observational study conducted in the operation theatre of a tertiary hospital once a month randomly from April 2014 - April 2016. All Operation theatre (OT) staff were included in the study. All the patients in OT and samples from the OT air & equipment were excluded from the study. A total of 361 subjects divided into four groups were included in this study. The first group comprised of 179 doctors, the second had 31 nurses, third group had 110 OT Technicians and the fourth group included 41 subjects which included housekeeping staff and cleaners. Swabs were collected from OT staff at the time of entry and at exit from the OT. Places of swabs taken were: A) Web space, B) OT dress and C) Anterior nares.
Kamineni Academy of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-19T03:56:41-0400
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