EPIDEMIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS IN THE CLINIC OF ORAL AND MAXILLO-FACIAL SURGERY “SF.SPIRIDON” EMERGENCY CLINICAL HOSPITAL IASI, ROMANIA

Magda Călina Bârlean, Carina Balcoș, Livia Bobu, Georgiana Macovei, Andra Claudia Gamen, Ionuț Tărăboanță, Cosmin Ionuț Crețu, Ionela-Alina Grosu Creangă, Adina Armencia, Eugenia Popescu

ABSTRACT.

The aim of this study was to evaluate epidemiological data on healthcare-associated infections in Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Clinic of the “Sfântul Spiridon” Emergency Clinical Hospital in Iași between 2011 and 2018. Material and methods. A retrospective study on HAI   between 2011 and 2018 was initiated at the Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Clinic of the “Sfântul Spiridon” Emergency Clinical Hospital in Iași. Results. Among 21277 surveyed patients the prevalence of patients with at least one HAI was 0,72%. The types of  diagnosed HAI  were the surgical site infections  (54,11%), respiratory infections  (15,58 %), device associated infections  (14,29%), digestive tract infections (5,63%), urinary tract infections (5,63%), septicemia (2,16%) and cutaneous infections (1,73%).Conclusions. The assessment of the epidemiologic data, risk factors and trends of healthcare-associated infections are necessary for their surveillance, control and prevention.

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