Infection risk control in "Computer Radiography imaging plate" in diagnostic radiology department

Sukumar, Suresh and Yadav, Sushil (2012) Infection risk control in "Computer Radiography imaging plate" in diagnostic radiology department. International Journal of Current Research and Review, 4 (17). pp. 139-143.

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This study was carried out in order to establish whether infection control measures we're being undertaken sufficiently on Computer Radiography Imaging Plate (CRIP) used in Radio Diagnosis and Imaging Department of our medical college. CRIP is used to obtain the take computerized radiographic image. This study involved the swabbing of a sample of CRIP used within different areas of the department. Swabs were taken from the area on the corners and the centre of the plate. Each plate was firstly swabbed to determine the current level of microorganism contamination (determination of baseline data) and then again after recommended cleaning. Comparisons were then made between the number of microorganisms' present (colony forming units/cm2) pre and post-cleaning at each location. All CRIP were found to be contaminated with microorganisms. Methylated spirit used in the practice of medicine, with water and soap is used to clean the CRIP was found to be significantly reduce the amount of microorganisms present.The results suggest that the ALL CRIP were not being cleaned sufficiently which has infection control implications for the department. In order for cross contamination to be kept to a minimum an effective infection control policy needs to be employed and this should be to carry out regular cleaning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infection control, computer Radiography Imaging Plate, Hospital acquired infections, Radiology Department
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Medical Imaging Tech
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 05:56
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2012 05:56

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