STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS COLONIZATION OF NURSING PROFESSIONALS´ CELL PHONES AT A BRAZILIAN HOSPITAL: A PRELIMINARY STUDY

Lissandra Chaves de Sousa Santos, Ingrid Raquel Lima Vieira, Roniel Barbosa Silva, Glícia Cardoso Nascimento, Fabiana Moura Souza, Daniela Reis Joaquim Freitas, Maria Eliete Batista Moura

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Objective: to evaluate Staphylococcus aureus colonization on nursing professional´s cell phones. Method: cross-sectional study performed with 35 nursing professionals interviewed on their knowledge and practices regarding cell phone´s contamination. Additionally, all professional´s cell phones were sampled for microbiological analysis. For bacteria analysis it was realized colony forming unit counting and bacteria identification by Gram stain, catalase and coagulase test. Positive results isolates were tested for sensibility profile. Results: the majority of the professional reported to have knowledge on cell phones contamination (91.3%) and that clean their mobiles (74.28%). However, 68.86% of the nursing professionals claim that do not wash their hands after using cell phones. Microbiological analysis demonstrated that 40% of these professional´s cell phones were culture positive and 28.57% of these samples were identified as contaminated by S.aurues. Conclusion: healthcare professional´s cell phone were contaminated and could be a source of patient contamination if prevention measures are not taken.     


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equipment contamination; cell phone; microbiology

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