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P391: Audit of the processing of medical devices in reusable surgical services of the university hospital Yalgado Ouedraogo (Chu-Yo)
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- Published: 20 June 2013
- Infection Rate
- Action Plan
- Medical Device
- Prior Intervention
- Processing Equipment
In surgical services, reusable equipment must follow a strict process with several stages (pre-disinfecting, cleaning, rinsing, drying, packaging and sterilization).
Following the steps of this process is essential for the prevention of infections associated with surgery and poses a problem at CHU-YO since it does not have central sterilization department as recommended.
Conduct an audit of sterilization practices in surgical services at CHU-YO to propose a plan for overall improvement.
Descriptive cross-sectional survey conducted in seven surgical services of four months from 04 December 2009 to 2 April 2010, without any prior interventions; Collection of data from personnel involved in the treatment of surgical equipment for the sterilization using a self-administered questionnaire and an observation of actions of disinfection.
i) Inadequate organization of work, ii) Equipment obsolete iii) Absence of pocket cards, protocols and training of frontline personnel) Pre-disinfection: 93.3% immediately after the intervention, v ) Cleaning: 4.65% of cases, change the cleaning solution in 60.5% of cases, vi) Rinse: no rinsing between pre-cleaning and disinfecting, rinsing after cleaning only.
Magnitude of the task in unstructured health; Need to develop human resources in hospital hygiene and set up committees to fight against HAI.
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