Nosocomial & Healthcare-associated Infections | Antimicrobials & Drug Resistance | Bacterial Infections | Health Systems & Services Research | Emergency Medicine | Skin Infections (incl. STDs)
Aerobic bacterial profile from burn wound infections and their antimicrobial susceptibility
Hena Rani*, Antariksh Deep, Uma Chaudhary
*Corresponding author: Hena Rani
Department of Microbiology, Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
F1000Posters 2012, 3: 59 (poster) [English]
Poster [665.33 KB]
1st Global Forum on Bacterial Infections: Balancing Treatment Access and Antibiotic Resistance 2011, 3 - 5 Oct 2011, 35
The objective of the present study was to determine the aerobic bacterial flora colonizing/infecting the burn wounds and to evaluate their antibiotic susceptibility pattern at our institute.
This study highlights the prevalence of multiple antibiotic resistant bacteria in burn wound infections at our institute. We must focus on improving infection control practices i.e. barrier nursing, hand washing, visitor traffic etc, and develop an antibiotic policy at our institute to curtail the rate of infections and multidrug resistance.
Infections acquired during hospital stays are a significant cause of increased morbidity and mortality. It is pertinent for the clinician to have thorough knowledge of bacterial flora and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern to judiciously initiate the empiric therapy and to adopt infection control policy strictly to curb the infections.
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