Assessment of the external environment of oncologic in-patient department as the factor of risk for the development of infections in patients

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О.V. Tonko, А.Yu. Loginova, N.D. Kolomiets


SEI “Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education”, the Republic of Belarus, Minsk, 31, Minsky district, Lesnoy Township, 223040


We studied the frequency of non-standard swabs taken within the production microbiological control and under the epidemic indications at the oncologic in-patient department. The assessment of the impact of hospital environment factors on the infectious diseases formation is conducted. It was detected that the frequency of samples with potentially pathogenic and pathogenic micro flora under the epidemic indications exceeded by several times the share of non-standard samples during the investigation of the external environment objects. The highest frequency of non-standard samples within the production control was detected in the operating rooms and dressing rooms of the departments of surgery, and under the epidemic indications – in the anesthesiology and resuscitation as well as dressing rooms. The mitigation of risk of hospital infections due to the hospital hygiene improvement is the main element for increasing the safety of patients.

internal hospital environment, oncologic in-patient department, production microbiological control, epidemic indications
Tonko О.V., Loginova А.Yu., Kolomiets N.D. Assessment of the external environment of oncologic in-patient department as the factor of risk for the development of infections in patients. Health Risk Analysis, 2015, no. 1, pp. 28-36. DOI: 10.21668/health.risk/2015.1.04.eng
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