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Table 3 Results of the infection control audits for King Abdulaziz 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 272 272 272 272
Number of critical care beds 30 30 30 30
Infection control committee in place No No No Yes
Infection control committee constituted of representative members NA NA NA Yes
Regular infection control committee meetings NA NA NA Yes
Adequate infection control committee minutes NA NA NA Yes
Infection control unit No No Yes Yes
Number of infection control team staff 1 1 4 6
   Nurses 1 1 2 2
   Environmental inspectors 0 0 1 2
   Doctors 0 0 1 2
   Microbiologists 0 0 0 0
Educational activities No No Yes Yes
Surveillance system No No Yes Yes
Area audited Percent scores
Handwashing 10 32 57 57
Environmental cleaning 16 22 54 58
Waste disposal 5 18 50 50
Handling of clean linen 0 0 40 40
Handling of soiled linen 0 40 50 44
Standard and transmission based precautions 29 29 59 72
Single use policy 33 33 67 67
Urinary catheter care 60 80 60 67
Sterile wound dressing 0 45 80 70
Food hygiene 54 69 69 62
Pests and animal control in clinical areas 17 17 33 83
Average total percent score 20 35 56 61
  1. NA: not applicable.