Bed capacities and disinfection practices in hospitals in istanbul are correlated
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CitationTeker, B., Öǧütlü, A., Yılmaz, M., Gencer, S. ve Karabay, O. (2015). Bed capacities and disinfection practices in hospitals in istanbul are correlated. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 14. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12941-015-0073-5
Background: Disinfection, antisepsis and sterilization (DAS) practices are of critical importance in hospital practice. This study aims to investigate the daily DAS practices of private hospitals in Istanbul, Turkey. Methods: The DAS practices of 155 private hospitals in Istanbul province were investigated using a questionnaire including 26 questions. The questionnaire forms were faxed to all private hospitals located in Istanbul. A p value < 0.05 accepted as significant. Results: The 75 [48%] hospitals out of 155 hospitals responded. The quality of DAS practice was correlated with hospital bed capacity. In these hospitals, glutaraldehyde (27%) was the most common chemical used to disinfect endoscopy instruments. The rate of availability of air gun in endoscopy units in these hospitals was significantly associated with hospital bed capacity (p <0.001). Sticky mats placed at doors of risky areas were not reported to be used in the large bed capacity (LBC) hospitals unlike the small bed capacity (SBC) hospitals where 50% of these hospitals reported to use the sticky door mats (p =0.0144). Conclusions: Private hospitals in Istanbul need in-service training towards sterilization and disinfection issues. It is concluded that private hospitals need policies and educational activities for DAS practices. © 2015 Teker et al.