Many risk factors cause infection in the surgical site. This study examined the bactericidal effect of oxidized electrolyte water (EOW) as an antiseptic against decreasing levels of peristomal germ density in children colostomy areas, selected experimental studies of phase 2 study. This study was conducted in pediatric patients with a colostomy who were going to undergo stoma lid surgery to prove the bactericidal effect of EOW on the density of pediatric stoma area. Frequency distribution of the number of pre-antiseptic bacteria of the research sample was 30 samples. There were 1 preparation (3.3%) with 0-1,000 bacteria, 4 preparations (13.3%) with 1,000-10,000 bacteria, and 25 preparations (83.3%) with bacteria >10,000. The results of the examination showed the number of post-antiseptic germs on 27 preparations (90%) with the number of germs of 0-1,000, 0 preparations (0%) with the number of germs of 1,000-10,000, and 3 preparations (10%) with the number of germs >10,000. This test obtained a significant difference between the 2 groups (p = 0.001), showing a significant difference between the pre-antiseptic EOW and post-antiseptic EOW groups. EOW can significantly reduce the level of skin germ density in children with colostomy peristomal.
- Electrolyzed oxidized water
- Germ density