Microorganisms detected on gloves contaminated by first year MBBS students during dissection of formalin-fixed cadavers
Introduction: The study is done with the purpose to detect if any microorganisms are detected on the dissection of formalin-fixed cadavers which can be a potential of infection for students.
Material and Method: Students were made to do a dissection of routinely preserved cadavers using gloves. Samples from the contaminated gloves were collected and sent for culture and sensitivity.
Observation and results: A variety of microorganisms were cultured from the given samples.
Conclusion: The results indicate that cadavers fixed with formalin are a potential source of infection for students as well as faculty. This study underscores protocols to decrease cross-contamination.
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