Impianto di ventilazione e condizionamento a contaminazione controllata (vccc), contaminazione microbica dell'aria e infezione del sito chirurgico in interventi di artroprotesi: il Progetto Ischia del Gisio-Siti

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Ventilation and conditioning system with controlled contamination (vccc), microbial contamination of the air and infection of the surgical site in arthroplasty operations: the Ischia del Gisio-Siti Project

Umberto Moscato, C Pasquarella, A Agodi, F Auxilia, M Barchitta, Ml Cristina, D D'Alessandro, I Mura, M Nobile, F Rossi, S Tardivo, Mv Torregrossa

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The objective of the ISChIA project of GISIO-SItI was to evaluate the association between controlled contamination ventilation and conditioning plant (VCCC), air microbial load and risk of infection of the surgical site during hip prosthesis and prosthesis interventions knee, in order to contribute to the debate on the protective role of the unidirectional flow on the incidence of surgical site infections (ISC). The study was conducted in 14 hospitals with a total of 28 operating theaters. During the intervention the microbial contamination of the air in the patient area was evaluated by passive and active sampling and the average number of people in the room and the number of door openings were recorded. The HELICS protocol was adopted for the monitoring of the ISCs. The results, while showing a reduced risk of ISC associated with a low microbial load of air, do not show a significant protective effect. Given the economic resources used, the microbial charge values of the air obtained in the relative operating rooms are higher than those expected, probably due to poor management of the rooms themselves. The need for further studies on this controversial topic and training interventions aimed at improving operators' behavior emerges.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Ventilation and conditioning system with controlled contamination (vccc), microbial contamination of the air and infection of the surgical site in arthroplasty operations: the Ischia del Gisio-Siti Project
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAtti del 45°Congresso Nazionale S.I.T.I
Pages238-241
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event45°Congresso Nazionale S.I.T.I - Cagliari
Duration: 3 Oct 20126 Oct 2012

Conference

Conference45°Congresso Nazionale S.I.T.I
CityCagliari
Period3/10/126/10/12

Keywords

  • contaminazione
  • impianti ventilazione

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