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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 72-77

Environmental Surveillance And Its Role In Post-Operative Hospital Acquired Infections

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A Thakur

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In a 250 bedded hospital in New Delhi environmental surveillance was carried out over a period of 1.5 years. Air in various O.T.’s, ICU and post operative ward was found unsatisfactory 60-80% times. From disinfectants and suction bottles pathogens were recovered 21.16% & 74.24% times respectively, commonest being Pseudomonas, Klebsiella and E, coli, 64.7% people were found to be nasal carriers of staphylococcus aureaus. (Post operative infection rate was 2.34% only. The commonest bacteria isolated were Pseudomonas, Klebsiella and Staph aureus).

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