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Feyz 2004, 8(1): 87-94 Back to browse issues page
Effects of antibacterial gel on organism found on health care workers’ hand
Sayed Ahmad Khalifeh sultan *, Mohsen Jafarpour Brojeni
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Background: Nosocomial infections are quite common with known complications and its related high mortality and morbidity rate, meanwhile, there exists problems with hand washing with water and soap. Antibacterial gels have recently introduced to our market. The producer factory believes that it can simply substituted the water and soap. Thus, the present study was conducted on skin culture of shaheed Beheshti hospital staff before and after the usage of antibacterial gel in 1380.

Materials and methods: For this study 59 staff were included. Sampling was achieved according to the simple randomization. First of all a sample was obtained, then, 5 minutes following the application of antibacterial gel (Darougar Co)another sample was obtained. Samples cultured on BA and EMB media and the frequency of microorganisms and the efficacy of gel were determined.

Results: The most frequent pathogens were coagulase-negative staph.(72.9%), coagulase-positive staph. (30.5%), bacillus (22%), klebsiella (10.2%), streptococcous (3.4%), and E Coli. (1.7%). The percentage of organism reduction following the usage of antibacterial gel were 90.7% for coagulase-negative staph (p=0.00) and 66.7% for coagulase-positive staph. (p=0.005). This reduction was 100% for klebsiella and E.Coli, but 50% for Strep.

Conclusion: Since skin is a routine source of infections transmission, and with respect to the satisfactory results of antibacterial gel in this regard, we recommend the usage of antibacterial gel for hospital staff before and after touching their patients.

Keywords: Antibacterial gel, Nosocomial infection
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/11/3 | Published: 2004/04/15
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Khalifeh sultan S A, Jafarpour Brojeni M. Effects of antibacterial gel on organism found on health care workers’ hand. Feyz. 2004; 8 (1) :87-94
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