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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 42-49

Air Quality Monitoring of Operation Theaters in Government Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad, India
M.M. Kasdekar, M.M. Duthade*, A.S. Damle, M.N. Khapurkuntikar, J.A. Iravane, J.B. Bhakre and A.A. Gaikwad
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Aurangabad, India
*Corresponding author

Air quality of any place reflects its hygienic condition, especially in health care centres like hospitals there are higher chances of infectious microorganisms to be present suspended in the environment, air quality monitoring hence plays important role so as to keep check on the environment and take useful measures to improve it. Air quality monitoring of operation theatres is more important as there are higher chances of microorganisms suspended in air to get settled in operation site later resulting into post-operative surgical site infections and consequently increasing morbidity and mortality. This study was aimed to monitor Quality of air in the form of bacterial load in operation theatres by Settle plate method (passive air sampling), to identify the presence of fungi and to see the rate of infection in postoperative patients in respective wards of hospital. 100 settle plates were studied from 6 different Operation Theatres (OT) from Hospital in a period of one year January 2015 to December 2015. Out of 100 settle plates 28 plates were positive showing discrete macroscopic bacterial or fungal colonies. Among 28 positives OT 1 and OT 4 both shows 9 and 8 settle plates of maximum positives respectively.OT3 shows 5, OT 2 shows 4 and CVTS and CVTS Cath lab shows positive for one settle plates each. Organisms isolated were Staphylococcus aureus (57%), Pseudomonas spp (7%), other gram negative organisms and fungal species of Aspergillus niger (7%). Patients who had undergone surgeries in OTs with settle plate positive were followed up for any post-operative surgical site infections. Harbouring of potential pathogens in OTs of hospital can pose a great risk to patients operated in hospital.

Keywords: Air quality monitoring,Settle plates,Operation theatres (OT).

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Kasdekar, M.M., M.M. Duthade, A.S. Damle, M.N. Khapurkuntikar, J.A. Iravane, J.B. Bhakre and Gaikwad, A.A. 2016. Air Quality Monitoring of Operation Theaters in Government Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 42-49. doi:
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