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Table 1 Results of the infection control audits for Ajiad Hospital for four consecutive years

From: Steady improvement of infection control services in six community hospitals in Makkah following annual audits during Hajj for four consecutive years

Year 2003 2004 2005 2006
Total number of beds 140 140 140 140
Number of critical care beds 18 18 18 18
Infection control committee in place No No Yes Yes
Infection control committee constituted of representative members NA NA Yes Yes
Regular infection control committee meetings NA NA Yes Yes
Adequate infection control committee minutes NA NA Yes Yes
Infection control unit Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of infection control team staff 2 4 5 5
   Nurses 1 2 2 2
   Environmental inspectors 1 1 1 1
   Doctors 0 1 1 1
   Microbiologists 0 0 1 1
Educational activities No No Yes Yes
Surveillance system No No Yes Yes
Area audited Percent scores
Handwashing 16 61 59 77
Environmental cleaning 50 56 62 58
Waste disposal 0 50 82 82
Handling of clean linen 0 60 60 70
Handling of soiled linen 0 50 70 60
Standard and transmission based precautions 29 36 50 56
Single use policy 33 33 67 50
Urinary catheter care 40 40 60 80
Sterile wound dressing 64 64 73 69
Food hygiene 54 69 69 83
Pests and animal control in clinical areas 67 67 67 67
Average total percent score 32 53 65 68
  1. NA: not applicable.