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Table 1 The total frequency distribution that sites were visited by nurses and physicians during the workflow observations

From: Assessing the optimal location for alcohol-based hand rub dispensers in a patient room in an intensive care unit

  Nurses Physicians Nurses and physicians combined
Site A: monitor, ventilator, pedestal cupboard, gloves 96 (3.6%) 3 (0.9%) 99 (3.3%)
Site B: bin, computer, cabinet 574 (21.7%) 59 (17.6%) 633 (21.3%)
Site C: entrance to the test room 619 (23.4%) 97 (29.0%) 716 (24.0%)
Site D: sink, cabinet, gloves, ABHR dispenser, soap dispenser, bin, shelf 420 (15.9%) 59 (17.6%) 479 (16.1%)
Site E: drip 131 (5.0%) 9 (2.7%) 140 (4.7%)
Site F: right side of the bed 407 (15.4%)* 33 (9.9%)** 440 (14.8%)
Site G: right side of the patient 162 (6.1%) 17 (5.1%) 179 (6.0%)
Site H: left side of the patient 58 (2.2%) 19 (5.7%) 77 (2.6%)
Site I: left side of the bed 176 (6.7%)* 39 (11.6%)** 215 (7.2%)
  1. Differences in the numbers of site visits between the left and right side of the patient (by χ2 test for goodness-of-fit):
  2. *: p < 0.001.
  3. **: p = 0.480.