Prevalence of Potential Nosocomial Pathogens Isolated from Environments of Regional Hospital of Korca, AlbaniaZhinzela Qyli*
Department of Nursing, FSHNH, Fan S Noli University Korçë, Albania
- *Corresponding Author:
- Zhinzela Qyli
Department of Nursing
FSHNH, Fan S Noli University Korçë
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 19, 2017; Accepted date: May 09, 2017; Published date: May 16, 2017
Citation: Qyli Z (2017) Prevalence of Potential Nosocomial Pathogens Isolated from Environments of Regional Hospital of Korca, Albania. J Comm Pub Health Nurs 3:171. doi:10.4172/2471-9846.1000171
Copyright: © 2017 Qyli Z. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
Background: Nosocomial infections make one of the most important issues regarding the surity of the patients at the healthcare institutions. Every hospitalized patient may acquire one nosocomial infection. The microorganisms that cause these infections may be bacteria, viruses and pathogen fungus. Nosocomial infections are the 5th causes of death in hospitals. A third of nosocomial infections are preventable.
Objective: The main purpose of this study was the identification of prevalence of potential nosocomial pathogens isolated from environments of Regional Hospital of Korca, Albania.
Material and methods: A total of 393 bacteria were isolated and identified from the hospital. The microbial identification was done with microscopy after Gram staining, colonies morphology and biochemistry.
Results: The study revealed that the prevalence of microrganisms isolated was as following:
Staphylococcus aureus 237 (60.3%) of isolates, E. coli 124 (31.6%), Klebsiella spp. 1 (0.3%), Pseudomonas spp. 13 (3.3%), Proteus spp. 1 (0.3%), Staphylococcus epidermidis 4 (1.0%), Saprophytes 13 (3.3%).
Conclusion: Staphylococcus aureus was the most prevalent pathogen isolated in the hospitals while E. coli was the most frequent gram negative bacteria isolated.