Mahasiswa Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Islam Sultan Agung (UNISSULA) - Indonesia
The Difference in Effectiveness of 70% and 0.5% Chlorine to ReduceThe Germ Number on Stethoscopeâ€™s Membrane Experimental research at stethoscope in Baitul Izah Ward of Sultan Agung Islamic Hospital Semarang
Design and Methods: This was an experimental research with the Post Test Only Control Group Design using 18 stethoscopes divided into 3 groups randomly. Group A was the control group (aquabidest), group B were treated with 70% alcohol treatment, and group C was treated with 0.5% chlorine. The research samples were the stethoscopes used to treat patient in Baitul Izah ward of Islamic Hospital of Sultan Agung Semarang. The data on the germ amount was analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis test.
Results: There was a significant difference between aquabidest group and 70% alcohol group (p<0.05) and between aquabidest control group and chlorine group(p>0.05), nevertheless, there was no significant difference between the 70% alcohol group and 0.5% chlorine group ( 0.652).
Conclusion: There was no difference in the effectiveness between 70% alcohol and 0.5% chlorine to reduce the number of germ on the stethoscopeâ€™s membrane (Sains Medika, 3(1):63-68).
Keywords : aquabidest; 70% alcohol; 0,5% chlorine; stethoscope; nosocomial germ.
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