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Infection Control in Intensive Care Unit & Facility Based New Born Care Unit


  • Amritesh Malik
  • Agency : Infection Control, Intensive Care Unit, New Born Care Unit
  • Objective :
    The main objective was to study the physical facilities available for infection control in the intensive care unit and to study the existing infection control procedures used in the intensive care unit.
  • Background : Not Available
  • Methodology :
    The study is carried out in the intensive care unit, particularly medical intensive care unit and facility born new care unit(FBNC) at a hospital at Bharatpur. The required data is collected from nurses, doctors, hospital nursing assistance, staff of central sterile supply department who is responsible for supplying sterile items to medical intensive care unit & FBNC unit , house keeping staff who work in medical intensive care & FBNC unit, through questionnaires, personal observation and studying relevant record or infection control maintained in medical intensive care unit. The tools adopted for study is
    descriptive method and the required data is obtained from 26
    respondents, consisting of nurses, doctors, hospital nursing assistance,
    staff of central sterile supply department (supplying sterile items to
    medical intensive care unit), house keeping staff who work in medical
    intensive care unit through questionnaires, personal observation and
    studying relevant record for infection control maintained in medical
    intensive care unit.
  • Findings :
    It was found that hundred percent responded said that
    surface of MICU, table and trolleys are been wet cleaned daily. Further
    analysis revealed that, seventy six percent responded that walls are wet
    cleaned monthly. higher than th (29 percent) of the respondent
    reported that the monitoring sterilizing efficiency of autoclave was
    done daily whereas little more than1/2 of the respondent (53 percent)
    responded reported that sterilizing efficiency of autoclave was
    monitored weekly, and rest 1/5 responded said that that it is done
    monthly. Major discrimination was seen in frequency of monitoring.
    majority of the respondent reported that there were adequate hand
    washing facilities available in the hospital, where as 6 percent reported
    that the facilities were not adequate. The study revealed that surfaces in
    MICU & FBNC are wet cleaned daily walls are wet cleaned monthly.
    The study revealed that according to fifty nine(59%) percent
    respondents (nurses and doctors, N=17), the level of safety measures is satisfactory. Fifty three percent have undergone periodic health checkup
    and immunization relevant to their work.
  • Recommendations :
    Proper facilities and adequate resources may be
    provided to support the infection control programme. It includes hand
    washing facilities in all patient care areas and accessible to health care
    providers and compliance with proper hand washing is monitored
    regularly.
to study the physical facilities available for infection control in the intensive care unit