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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 1059-1061
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.127


Estimation of Microbial Air Contamination of Operation Theaters by Settle Plate Method at Tertiary Care Hospital, Aurangabad, India
Shraddha Naik*, H.S. Ghogare and M.H. Bhalchandra
Department of Microbiology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Bacterial contamination of operation theatres is a major risk factor for increased incidence of surgical site and nosocomial infections in hospitals. Now a day the evaluation of the level of microbial air contamination in places at risk is considered to be a basic step towards prevention. The main aim of the study was to estimate microbial air contamination of operation theatres in our hospital by settle plate method (Passive sampling). Objective of the study was to monitor quality of air in the form of bacterial load in operation theatres. Ten operation theatres, one cath lab and one cardiac OT (total 12) were studied for microbial air contamination by settle plate method once in a month for 6 months. Total 72 settle plates were studied from Jan 2017 to June 2017. The growth was identified by standard microbiological procedure. Even a single colony of pathogen such as Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas, fungus is taken as unsatisfactory. For other bacteria colony counts less than 30 are taken as satisfactory. Out of 72 settle plates, three were reported as unsatisfactory. All these three plates were showing growth of staphylococcus aureus.


Keywords: Settle plate method, Nosocomial infection, Operation theatre air quality
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Shraddha Naik, H.S. Ghogare and Bhalchandra, M.H. 2018. Estimation of Microbial Air Contamination of Operation Theaters by Settle Plate Method at Tertiary Care Hospital, Aurangabad, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 1059-1061. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.127