Month: January 2014

Adopting appropriate aseptic technique

By Fran McAteer, Microbiology Research Associates Compounding sterile preparations (CSPs) are made utilizing aseptic technique. Aseptic technique is a microbiological term referring to the prevention of microorganism contamination. The procedure involves the use of specialized equipment, sterile apparel, meticulous processing, and continuous cleaning. Historically, asepsis was a startling revelation and was demonstrated in the work …

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Aseptic simulation test challenged with microorganisms for validation of pharmacy operators.

 Aseptic technique of pharmacy operators was assessed using simulated media-fill tests challenged with microorganisms. Simulation of the process was done in accordance with multiple transfer steps using tryptone soya broth. All stoppers of broth medium vials were deliberately contaminated with a challenge micro-organism (Enterococcus faecalis). Each final preparation http://www.ajhp.org/content/69/14/1218      

EVALUATION OF ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES AND CHLORHEXIDINE ON THE RATE OF CATHETER-ASSOCIATED URINARY-TRACT INFECTION

Aseptic techniques used together with chlorhexidine reduced the infection rate and prevented cross-infection in patients undergoing urinary-tract catheterisation. Infection of the bladder appears to have arisen by contamination of the catheter-meatal junction, at which site antiseptic prophylaxis in the presence of bathing was ineffective. Patients having short-term catheterisation should not be placed in baths, since …

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