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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 1105-1111
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.133


Prevalence of Microbes on Hands of Health Care Workers in Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Tertiary Care Hospital
Ranweer1*, Geeta Parihar1, Nirwan Prem Singh2 and Chandwani Jyotsna1
1Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer (Raj.), India
2Department of Microbiology, American international institute of medical sciences, Udaipur, (Raj.), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Medical personals have very long history of being a hope and healing for medical professionals; however these persons may play a big role in transmission of multi drug resistance bacterial infections within the hospital settings. Nowadays Hospital acquired infections (HAI) most common problem and causing more morbidity and mortality mainly in intensive units and acute wards. To isolate and identify the pathogens on hands of health care workers (HCWs) in surgical intensive care unit (S.I.C.U) and identify the sensitivity pattern of these isolates. This is a prospective study conducted at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and associated group of hospitals, Ajmer (Rajasthan) over a period of of 18 months from July 2010 to Dec. 2011. This study includes 25 working staff in S.I.C.U. including anaesthesiologists and 25non healthcare workers. A Total 100 samples collected from hands of HCWs, out of them 26% samples having of pathogens from 16(64%)HCWs. Most common isolate was Staphylococcus aureus in 15% samples and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in 7% sample, then Klebsiella pneunoniae 10 % of samples and Escherichia coli 1% of samples. However 3% samples were having multiple pathogens from 3HCWs (2 ward attendants and 1 nurse) however no bacteria found after hand wash. No pathogenic bacteria isolates from anaesthesiologist, Senior Doctors and 100 samples from hands of Non HCWs. Most of HCWs specially nursing care personals of S.I.C.U. in the tertiary care hospitals are harbouring and colonized with pathogenic bacteria, however improvement, promoting and compliance towards hand hygiene among healthcare providers is an effective method for reduction of hospital acquired infections.


Keywords: Microbes, Hand wash, Health care workers, Intevsive care unit
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Ranweer, Geeta Parihar, Nirwan Prem Singh and Chandwani Jyotsna. 2019. Prevalence of Microbes on Hands of Health Care Workers in Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 1105-1111. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.133