LIVIA CLAUDIA STANGA, DELIA MIRA BERCEANU VADUVA, MIRELA LOREDANA GRIGORAS, LAURA ALEXANDRA NUSSBAUM, DANIELA GURGUS, LILIANA STRAT, ALEXANDRA SIMONA ZAMFIR, VLADIMIR POROCH, ROXANA FOLESCU NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS DISTRIBUTION AND IMPACT IN MEDICAL UNITS Currently, morbidity through nosocomial infections is significantly increased in all countries of the world, which is why it has become a priority public health issue that can be a criterion for assessing the quality of health care and service management. The purpose of our study was to assess the impact of nosocomial infections type, distribution and frequency in cardiovascular units. Between 2014 and 2018, 87 samples were collected for sterility testing in two cardiovascular departments in Timisoara. Hydrophobic cotton swabs, twisted and bonded to the head of a wooden rod that were placed in a sterile tube or sterile collectors without media, plastic, were used as harvesting material. Most were samples for controlling instrument and soft sterility with a temporal distribution. The results revealed that some samples showed coagulase-negative Staphylococcus aureus (SCN) strains. For a good knowledge of the possibilities of prevention and control of nosocomial infections, it is necessary first of all to know the reality of this type of pathology, respectively to make the surveillance strategies more efficient, in all sanitary units, according to the existing legislation and professional protocols for prevention and control.