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Prevalence of Nosocomial Infection at a Razi teaching Hospital, during 2010-2015

Geravandi, S. and Alavi, S. M. and Jamshidi, F. and Yousefi, F. and Moogahi, S. and Esfarjani, N. M. and Yari, A. R. and Mahboubi, M. and Torabpour, M. and Dobaradaran, S. and Shirali, S. and Mohammadi, M. J. (2017) Prevalence of Nosocomial Infection at a Razi teaching Hospital, during 2010-2015. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Biological and Chemical Sciences, 8 (1). pp. 542-548. ISSN 0975-8585

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There is no doubt that Nosocomial Infections (NIs) have adverse impacts on patients and sometimes the health care workers (HCWs). NIs causes an extra cost of health care. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of NIs in Razi teaching Hospital, Ahvaz, southwest of Iran, during 2010-2015. The present study was a descriptive and cross-sectional study. This study, conducted on all the patients who were hospitalized with signs and symptoms of infection after 48 hours of hospitalization in Razi teaching Hospital in Ahvaz, Iran, during 2010-20145. Data was taken from Infection Disease Committee (IDC). Sampling was already performed for 6 years during 2010-2015. Data about the patients' site of infection, ward of hospitalization, type of NIs were collected. Raw data of NIs was processed using Excel software. After processing data, outputs were classified into charts and tables in term of Nosocomial infections cases. Based on our result, the highest cases for NIs observed in 2015. We concluded that the incidence of NIs was low (< 2) in this hospital during 2010-20145. Numbers of NIs were estimated 128, 142, 174, 154, 189 and 207 persons for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively. The results of the present study showed that the Most NIs was reported in wards of obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN). Regarding the etiology of infection, Escherichia coli were the most frequent pathogen. The finding of this study showed that the incidence of NIs was lower than national standard. We also noticed that Number of NIs during six successive years were term of increasing.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: nosocomial infections patient hospital prevalence ahvaz intensive-care-unit health-risk assessment ahvaz city surveillance residents injuries iran
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 13:09

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