Title

Prevalence and classification of bacterial contamination in the radiology department of selected hospitals in Cavite

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Bacteria, Bacterial Infections

Abstract

This study used a prospective observational research method specifically cross sectional method, involving 14 selected equipment and accessories in the Radiology Department and were identified using purposive sampling. The tools used included sterile gloves, sterile water, sterile cotton swab applicator, swab containers or vials and light-protected container box. Wet, sterile swab sticks were used to swab the surfaces of selected equipment and accessories in the hospital’s Radiology Department. The swab samples were then taken to the microbiology laboratory for culturing and identification. The data gathered was subjected to descriptive analysis using percentage and frequency. Based of the data gathered, the findings of the study are as follows: 1) all of the selected equipment and accessories had isolated bacteria; 2) bacteria isolated were Bacillus spp. (27), Escherichia coli (18), Pseudomonas spp. (9), staphylococcus spp. (8), Klesiella spp. (5), Staphylococcus Aureus (3), Acinetobacter spp. (2), and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (1). Bacillus spp. was the bacterium isolated most often (27 times) while Pseudomonas Aeruginosa was isolated the least number of times (1 time); 3) the largest number of sample was recorded on exposure button (7 times) and portable x-ray machine control button (7 times) while the least number of sample was recorded on reception chair (3 times); 4) among the four (4) hospitals, hospital C and D had the highest prevalence of bacterial contamination (19 times) while hospital A had the lowest prevalence (16 times).

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