TITLE

MECHANICAL VENTILATOR A SOURCE OF NOSOCOMIAL INFECTION IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING STAFF

AUTHOR(S)
Santos, Marquiony Marques; de Holanda, Cristyanne Samara Miranda; de Alcântara, Izabel Calixta; Lucena, Eudes Euler de Souza
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Mar2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p301
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objectives: to verify the presence of pathogenic bacteria in the annexes of the mechanical ventilator, before and after its mounting in the Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Regional do Seridó in the city of Caicó-RN. Method: a descriptive and transversal study was carried out from a quantitative approach. The microbiological sample will be collected in the annexes of the mechanical ventilator. The sample will be taken to isolation procedures and identification. The data will be analyzed inSPSS 17.0 biostatistics software for the univariate analysis, by measuring the distribution center location variability and variability or dispersion, using Student´s t-test. Expected results: to verify the sterility of the semi-critical material of mechanical ventilator, prior to its use in patients in the hospital dynamics. In case of pathogenic microorganisms presence, through the study, to assess possible errors in the process (sterilization or mounting). The results of this work will contribute towards a reduction in hospitalization time, decrease in spending on hospital supplies and increased survival rate and the welfare of hospitalized. Descriptors: cross infection; ventilators, mechanical; microbiological analysis; nursing, team; intensive care units.
ACCESSION #
61015217

 

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