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