Microbiological Training for Nurses in the Prevention of Post-Operative Infections

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Microbiological Training for Nurses in the Prevention of Post-Operative Infections
The first article by Alsaimary and Mezaal (2009) analyzed defines the clinical studies done on aerobic and anaerobic bacteria from several post-operative infections. The findings concluded that the lack of training for nurses in microbiology is an extremely important measure in the prevention of air bourn bacterial agents in recovery settings from infecting post-operative wounds. This can include training in non-diluted anti-bacterial agents to dress the wound and other precautions that will keep infection away from the area.
Article two by Dinah and Adhikari (2006) describes the various procedures that nurses can use in the prevention of post-operative...
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.....nt). Rate of MRSA in women was higher than in men (2.6 versus 1.1 per cent). The mortality rate in patients with MRSA was six times as high as in those without the infection (26 versus 4.2 per cent).
Patients with MRSA had longer operation times and had longer post-operative stays. All strains were resistant to
methicillin
, erythromycin and
flucloxacillin
, a resistance pattern more likely to be associated with hospitals than the community. Of the 23 infected patients, 12 had been transferred from another hospital or department or had been admitted to hospital in the previous six months.
Bagger JP et al (2004) Postoperative infection with
methicillin
-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus
and socioeconomic background. Lancet. 363, 9410, 706-708.