Incidence of multiresistant antimicrobial Staphylococcus in the hands of Health Basic Unit professionals


  • Ana Elisa Pereira da Silva Universidade Brasil, Fernandópolis, SP, Brazil.
  • Tharinne Oliveira Silva Cavalheiro Universidade Brasil, Fernandópolis, SP, Brazil
  • Dora Inés Kozusny-Andreani Universidade Brasil, Fernandópolis, SP, Brazil.
  • Rogério Rodrigo Ramos Universidade Brasil (UB), Fernandópolis, SP, Brazil.



Staphylococcus, Infections, Hand disinfection, Pathogenic bioagents, Human microbiota, Antibiotics


Staphylococcus is an important etiologic agent of infections in hospital and healthcare settings. One of the means of proliferation of these agents is the contamination of the hands of professionals who perform health care. This research aimed to identify the possible incidence of multiresistant Staphylococcus aureus colonized in the hands of health professionals, before and after hand hygiene, and its correlation with the spread of infections in these environments. The research was carried out by biochemical tests in the laboratory, of which results indicated the colonization by Staphylococcus even after hand hygiene (88.3% positive and 11.7% negative); this allows the dissemination of the bacteria to other patients and environments. The samples were submitted to the multiple antimicrobial resistance index, and data showed the persistence of microorganisms resistant to the 15 antimicrobials used. So additional studies need to be done in order to suggest effective actions and awareness of health professionals about hand hygiene as an important preventive action in hospital and health care settings.


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Author Biography

Dora Inés Kozusny-Andreani, Universidade Brasil, Fernandópolis, SP, Brazil.

Department of Microbiology and Postgraduate Program in Environmental Sciences


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DOI: 10.31686/ijier.vol9.iss2.2968

How to Cite

Silva, A. E. P. da, Cavalheiro, T. O. S., Kozusny-Andreani, D. I., & Ramos, R. R. (2021). Incidence of multiresistant antimicrobial Staphylococcus in the hands of Health Basic Unit professionals. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 9(2), 343–353.
Received 2021-01-21
Accepted 2021-01-28
Published 2021-02-01

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