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A Survey of Hygiene Management of Inhalant Liquid in a Ward

Masayuki OKADA1)6), Hiroo NAKAGAWA2)6), Yukiko NAGATA3)6), Hirokazu KAWASAKI4)6), Ryuji MORISHITA5)6), Hitoshi SASAKI2) and Takashi KITAHARA2)
1)Department of Pharmacy, Kouseikai Hospital2)Department of Pharmacy, Nagasaki University Hospital3)Department of Pharmacy, Shibata Chokodo Hospital4)Department of Pharmacy, Sasebo Kyosai Hospital5)Department of Pharmacy, Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Genbaku Isahaya Hospital6)Working group of Infection Control, Nagasaki Society of Hospital Pharmacists

There is no report that has investigated hygiene management on multicenter and microbial contamination of an inhalant liquid in a ward. In this study, we did a questionnaire about hygiene management of the inhalant liquid, and investigated microbial contamination of the inhalant liquid at 11 hospitals within Nagasaki society of hospital pharmacists. The inhalant liquid was managed in wards in 6 hospitals. The inhalant liquids were stored in a cool place at 5 hospitals. In 4 hospitals, they provided the inhalant liquid after preparation was been able to use until original expiration date of each ones. Nurses disinfected their hands before preparation of the inhalant liquid at 4 hospitals. There was no nurse who wore gloves before preparation of the inhalant liquid in all hospitals. The syringes using preparation of the inhalant liquid were exchanged once a day in 3 hospitals. On the other hand, the microbial contamination had not been found in the salbutamol sulfate inhalation and bromhexine hydrochloride for 8 weeks. Therefore, the inhalant liquids containing preservative stored in a ward are been able to use within 8 weeks after preparation.

Key words:hygiene management, salbutamol sulfate, bromhexine hydrochloride, bacterial contamination


Received: March 31, 2017
Accepted: July 6, 2017

32 (5):258─262,2017

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