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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(3): 566-578
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.066


An interventional study to decrease healthcare associated burn wound infections in the burn unit of Al Ahrar Hospital in Zagazig city, Sharkia Governorate
Hala Ahmed Magdy Mohamed El-Maghawry1*, WafaaAtwa El Nem2, NahedAbd-Allah Sherif2 and Sohair Ahmed Hagag2
1Assistant Lecturer of Public Health and Community Medicine, Egypt 2Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Egypt
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Burn wound infections are one of the most important and potentially serious complications that occur in the acute period following injury. To what extent implementation of guidelines will improve the outcome of burn wound infection in the burn unit? Implementation of guidelines will r educe the incidence rate of burn wound infection in the burn unit.Reducing morbidity and of health care associated burn wound infection in the burn unit of Al- Ahrar hospital. An interventional study was used where all patients with burn injuries who were admitted to the burn unit of Al- Ahrar hospital during the period of the study (6 months before the intervention from the 1st of July 2014 to the end of December 2014 and 6 months after the intervention from the 1st of February 2015 till the end of July 2015) patients were assessed regularly during their hospital admission for occurrence of burn wound infections, the time of its occurrence and the agent causing it. All workers staff who shared in patient care in the burn unit were also included in this study to assess the infection control procedures adopted in the unit. And assessment of the level of knowledge of the working staff of the burn unit of Al Ahrar Hospital (including physicians, nurses and workers) before and after the intervention was done. There were statistically differences between physician's knowledge, nurse's knowledge and workers' knowledge about hospital acquired infection and infection control procedures before and after the health education intervention. As regarding the performance of the health care providers, there was a significant difference regarding hand washing procedure and hand scrubbing, application of the aseptic technique of wound inspection and dressing, using gloves, aprons and gowns in the burn unit before and after the health education program.Implementation of simple education program to the working staff of the burn unit increased adequacy of knowledge, improved the practice of healthcare providers as regarding the infection control standard precautions and reduced burn wound infection rates in the burn unit during the intervention period.Emphasizing the importance of latest evidence-based practices of infection control in continuing education / training programs, strict observation of their performance/ utilization of infection control standard precautions, equipment and surfaces should be appropriately decontaminated before storage.


Keywords: Burn Injury, Hospital acquired infection, Infection Control Measures
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Hala Ahmed Magdy Mohamed El-Maghawry, Wafaa Atwa El Nem, Nahed Abd-Allah Sherif and Sohair Ahmed Hagag. 2016. An interventional study to decrease healthcare associated burn wound infections in the burn unit of Al Ahrar Hospital in Zagazig city, Sharkia Governorate. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(3): 566-578. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.066