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Table 4 Results of the infection control audits for King Faisal 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 207 207 207 207
Number of critical care beds 22 22 22 22
Infection control committee in place Yes Yes Yes Yes
Infection control committee constituted of representative members Yes Yes Yes Yes
Regular infection control committee meetings Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adequate infection control committee minutes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Infection control unit Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of infection control team staff 2 2 3 3
   Nurses 2 2 2 2
   Environmental inspectors 0 0 0 0
   Doctors 0 0 1 1
   Microbiologists 0 0 0 0
Educational activities No No Yes Yes
Surveillance system No Yes Yes Yes
Area audited Percent scores
Handwashing 30 57 76 95
Environmental cleaning 69 77 82 93
Waste disposal 36 50 91 96
Handling of clean linen 40 60 80 100
Handling of soiled linen 30 60 70 89
Standard and transmission based precautions 29 57 88 78
Single use policy 33 33 67 83
Urinary catheter care 80 80 80 100
Sterile wound dressing 44 67 78 100
Food hygiene 8 62 85 100
Pests and animal control in clinical areas 67 83 100 67
Average total percent score 42 62 82 91