Using disinfection devices in Intensive Care Units

Azra Čamdžić, Amela Dedeić- Ljubović, Kamelija Madacki- Todorović

Abstract


Introduction: Intensive unit microflora mainly consists of organism capable of surviving in moist media, such as gram-negative bacteria, skin-colonizing microorganisms, those with the ability to adhere to medical devices, and microorganisms resistant to conventional antibiotics. Therefore, cleansing and disinfection of intensive care units is of great importance in the prevention and control of hospital infections.

Material and Methods: The use of the device was demonstrated in the isolation room of the intensive care unit after a patient colonized with hospital bacterial strains was discharged. The first sampling was carried out immediately after the patient was discharged, the second after the standard medical cleansing of the equipment and space, and the third after the disinfection with the “SterisafePro”. The analysis of the smears was performed at the OU Clinical Microbiology. Quantitative method analyses was performed according to standard operative procedure (SOP). The results of the analysis are calculated according to the formula and expressed in the values of CFU / cm2.

Results: After the patient was discharged and the area cleaned mechanically, the Acinetobacter baumanii was isolated in three samples, coagulase negative staphylococci in one, while two smears remained sterile. Acinetobacter baumanii and coagulase negative staphylococci were isolated in three samples. After using the disinfecting device, all swabs were sterile.

Conclusion: Disinfection of the hospital with the “Sterisafe”Pro” device has proved to be very successful. The advantages of using the “Sterisafe”Pro” device are that is uses no chemicals, has a low labor and usage costs, is harmless to the patients and staff, and is very easy to use.

 


Keywords


disinfection, intensive care, sterility control.

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DOI: 10.5457/ams.v49i0.525