ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Angham.J.Ali,


Investigation the role of Medical devices and hospital objects in transmission of nosocomial infections.

Angham.J.Ali; Mahdi Hussain Meheal; Abbass Shakir Jwad

journal of kerbala university, 2008, Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 172-177

Atotal of 515 swabs were collected from different medical devices and hospital objects in Al-Sader teaching hospital and Al-Hakeem hospital , and tested to investigat the role of those in transmission of nosocomial infections ,The samples were cultured on suitable media and identified. The resulte indicated that 384 samples( 74.5%) gave positive results for pathogenic bactereial growth, versus 131 samples (25.5% ) gave negative results.The results reveled that 48 isolates were isolated from ventilator , and 38 isolates from sucker ,while 26 and 42 isolates were recovered from ansthesia and aeroscopy respectivelly, versus 34 isolates were obtained from neonat incubater,In addition 69 isolates obtaind from patients bed, and 35 isolates from patient transimission beds,with 36 and 26 isolates isolated from patient tables and surgical set respectivelly ,versus 30 isolates from hand of hospital staff. From the results appear that prodomenant of E.coli in 114 isolates (29.7%) mainly associated with neonat incubater and patients bed respectivelly.followed by Staphylococcus aureus in 95 isolated (24.7%) .while Pseudomonas aeruginosa appear in 80 isolates ( 20;8%). Klebsiella pneumoniae and Enterobacter spp. appear in 52 isolated (13.5%) and 20 isolated (5.2%) respectiveny. The gram positive Bacillus sp. appear in 23 isolates (5.7%).