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dc.contributor.authorAndrade, Denise dees_ES
dc.contributor.authorAngerami, Emilia L. Ses_ES
dc.contributor.authorPadovani, Carlos Robertoes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-25T14:54:17Z
dc.date.available2015-08-25T14:54:17Z
dc.date.issued2000es_ES
dc.identifier.citationAndrade, Denise de,Angerami, Emilia L. S,Padovani, Carlos Roberto (2000) A bacteriological study of hospital beds before and after desinfection with phenolic disinfectant. Rev Panam Salud Publica;7(3) -,mar. 2000. Retrieved from http://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1020-49892000000300007&lng=pt&nrm=isoen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1020-49892000000300007&lng=pt&nrm=isoes_ES
dc.identifier.urihttps://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/8840
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesRev Panam Salud Publica;7(3),mar. 2000es_ES
dc.subjectHospitaises_ES
dc.subjectLeitoses_ES
dc.subjectDesinfecçãopt_BR
dc.subjectFenoles_ES
dc.subjectStaphylococcus aureuses_ES
dc.subjectPseudomonas aeruginosaes_ES
dc.subjectBrasilpt_BR
dc.titleA bacteriological study of hospital beds before and after desinfection with phenolic disinfectanten_US
dc.typeJournal articlesen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US
dc.description.notesIn hospitals, one of the ways to control microbial contamination is by disinfecting the furniture used by patients. This study's main objective was to evaluate the microbiological condition of hospital mattresses before and after such disinfection, in order to identify bacteria that are epidemiologically important in nosocomial infection, such as Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. RODAC plates with two different culture media were used to collect specimens. Patient beds were selected according to previously established criteria, and surface areas on the mattresses were chosen at random. From the total of 1 040 plate cultures from 52 mattresses, positive results were obtained from 500 of them (48.1), 263 before disinfection and 237 after disinfection. Considering the selectivity of the culture media, the positivity rate was high. There were high prevalences of S. aureus both before and after mattress disinfection. The study results suggest that the usual disinfection procedures, instead of diminishing the number of microbes, merely displace them from one part of the mattress to another, and the number of microorganisms remains the sameen_US


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