BACTERIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE SURGICAL CENTER AIR OF THE SANTARÉM HOSPITAL - PA

Published: 6 August 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/bk8csyhzh6.1
Contributors:
TATIANE QUARESMA,
MARISA LANGNER

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These data report on nosocomial infections that are those acquired while the patient is still in the hospital setting. These infections can lead to consequences for the patient as they can be a major health problem considering the high cost of medication and hospitalizations over a longer period. Air is one of the exogenous pathways of microorganisms, those that remain suspended in the air for a long time. The objective of this research was to verify, through microbiological analysis, the bacteria present in the air while performing surgical procedures.

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Data collection was performed at the Surgical Center of the Municipal Hospital of Santarém after authorization from the Municipal Health Department. We used 90mm sterile petri dishes containing 20 mL of Laborclin® Mueller-Hinton Agar. We demarcated strategic points for placement of the plates, which remained open throughout the surgical procedure. After completion, they were closed, identified and packaged in a thermal box, taken to the laboratory, where they were incubated at 370C for 24/48 hours. To identify the species, the Catalase and Coagulase Tests were performed.