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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(10): 1210-1215
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.142


Aerobic Microbiological Surveillance of Operation Theatre from a Tertiary Care Hospital, Kolhapur
Roma A. Chougale and P. Arun Kumar*
Department of Microbiology, D.Y Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Microbial contamination of operation theatres is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in post operative cases. The present study is to evaluate the microbial contamination of operation theatre and their antibiotic resistance pattern. This study was carried out from July 2018 to December 2018. Surface and article swabs were collected by using sterile cotton swabs moistened with nutrient broth and air samples were taken by settle plate method. All the samples were processed by standard microbiological procedure. A total of 1330 samples were collected of these 142 (10.67%) were culture positive. Of these, Gram positive cocci (52.11%) were isolated more followed by gram negative bacilli (30.89%) and gram positive bacilli (16.90%). Most of the tested antibiotic showed resistant to one antibiotic class (45.07%) followed by two (10.56%) and three antibiotic classes (2.81%). Regular microbiological surveillance and frequent infection control audit reduce the microbial burdens and antibiotic resistant.


Keywords: Settle plate method, Operation theatre, Antibiotic resistant, Surveillance
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Roma A. Chougale and Arun Kumar, P. 2019. Aerobic Microbiological Surveillance of Operation Theatre from a Tertiary Care Hospital, Kolhapur.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(10): 1210-1215. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.142