STUDIES ON BACTERIAL POPULATION IN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT OF THANJAVUR MEDICAL COLLEGE
In the present study the following bacterial species were isolated and identified from Intensive Care Unit / Intensive Critical Care Unit of Thanjavur Medical College Hospital (TMCH), Thanjavur. Totally five species of bacteria were isolated and identified based on colony morphology, Gram staining and biochemical studies. The identified bacteria namely Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli,Staphylococcus aureus and Serratiamarcensis spp. All the organisms were tested against antibiotic sensitivity test, the three commercially available common antibiotic discs like Ciproflaxacin, Penicillin G and Streptomycin were used all the organisms were sensitive. Thus, it promotes the treatment against the original pathogen and reduces the consumption of wide spectrum of antibiotic which in turn reduces the consumption of wide spectrum of antibiotic which in turn reduces a wide spectrum of side effects and thus save the humans from the lower extremity amputations in time.
Keywords: Biochemical studies, Antibiotics and antibiotic sensitivity test.