Abstract Prevalence of wound infection among surgical patients in Aguata Diocesan Hospital Umunze,
Anambra State was investigated. Twenty (20) samples of wound were analyzed of bacteria
causing wound infection. Isolation and identification of bacteria were done using spread plate
method, gram stain, standard biochemical tests and susceptibility test by disc diffusion. The
result showed that S.aureus, Psuedomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia and E.coli were
isolated. The most prevalent was S.aureus followed by Psueclomonas spp, Klebsiella
pneumonia and E.coli. Staphylococcus aureus was highly sensitive to centriaxone, Escherichia
coli were susceptible to ciprofloxacin, Psuedomonas Pneumonia was highly susceptible to
ciprofloxacin and Klebsiella Pneumonia was sensitive to all the antibiotics tested. Therefore,
the study concluded that prevalence of wound infection in Aguata Diocesan Hospital, Umunze
is high and can be treated with -ciprarofloxacin or by use of combined drugs which appeared
to be very effective in inhibiting the causative organisms incriminated. Antibiotics sensitivity
should regularly be carried out to enhance rational use of antibiotics. Treatment guidelines
for use of Antibiotics should be formulated based on hospital formula and Sensitivity pattern.
Keyword: Wound, Ciprarofloxacin, Infection, Organisms, Antibiotics, Sensitivity Pattern.