Author(s): Ravindra Kumar G1, Anantha Lakshmi Y2
Infection that occurs in the wound created by a surgical procedure is generally called as surgical site infection.(1) Surgical site infection is a frequent complication of surgery and its incidence varies from 0.5 to 15% depending upon the type of surgery and status of the patient.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
This study was conducted over a period of 16 months and sample was collected from various surgical departments of Konaseema Institute of Medical Science, Amalapuram. Standard operating procedures for sample collection, transport, culture and susceptibility testing for isolated organisms were followed to ensure procedural quality. Swab samples were plated on nutrient agar, blood agar, and MacConkey agar medium.
Staphylococcus was the most common organism isolated. But Gram-negative organism was more common organism resistant to commonly used antibiotic.
Idea about the antimicrobial sensitivity pattern is essential for selection of drugs. Every institution should have an antimicrobial use policy as per the resistance pattern of organism. So a longterm and large scale study is required to have the idea and detail of resistance pattern.