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    1. Prevalence of Pseudomonas in Water Bottles, Coolers, Faucets, and Hoses used for Hydrating Athletes Caitlin OMeara, VATL, ATC Graduate Assistant, Athletic Trainer Barbara H. Long, MS, VATL, ATC Chair, Health & Exercise Science Department Director, Athletic Training Program Assistant Professor, Health and Exercise Science Bridgewater College

    2. 2 Why Mesh Athletic Training and Microbiology? Wound care issues in AT Community-living organismsuper bugs exists Certified athletic trainers are the cog in the athletic healthcare wheel More research within the athletic population Awareness

    3. 3 Gram Stain Positive S. aureus

    4. 4 Gram Stain Negative P.aerugonisa

    5. 5 Colonization vs. Infection Colonization Infection

    6. 6 Chain of Infection Pathogen Reservoir Portal of exit Means of transmission Portal of entry New host

    7. 7 Literature Review Nosocomial infections Opportunistic micro-organism Biofilm & Resistance Treatments for infection 1400+ deaths

    8. 8 Infections Endocarditis Respiratory CNS Septicemia Bacteremia Ear Bone & joint UTI Gastrointestinal Skin Soft tissue/wounds

    9. 9 Folliculitis

    10. 10 Eye

    11. 11 Green Nail Syndrome

    12. 12 Foot

    13. 13 Intertrigo

    14. 14 Research Question What is the frequency of Pseudomonas aeruginosa growth on common items used for hydrating athletes?

    15. 15 Methods 39 CulturesFischer Scientific Sterile Transport Culturettes Cetrimide Plate Incubate 370C 48 hours Yellow-green colony growth constitute positive test

    16. 16 P. aerugonisa Colonies on Agar

    17. 17 Results

    18. 18 Results

    19. 19 Results

    20. 20 Clinical Application Cleaning open wounds Beware of wounds Whirlpool use Educate athletes Prevention is key!!!!!!!!!!

    21. 21 Prevention Techniques Assume all water is contaminated! Hand washingdo it the right way and do it often! Use hand sanitizers when water unavailable Clean and cover all woundsalways Clean all treatment surfaceslet sanitizer sit for 10 minutes or more (read the label) Clean uniforms and towels daily (wash above 160 0F) Encourage athletes to report all lesions

    22. 22 References

    23. 23 References