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Table 5 Results of the infection control audits for the Maternity and Children 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 250 250 250 250
Number of critical care beds 24 24 24 24
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 No No Yes Yes
Adequate infection control committee minutes No No Yes Yes
Infection control unit No No Yes Yes
Number of infection control team staff 2 2 4 4
   Nurses 2 2 2 2
   Environmental inspectors 0 0 0 0
   Doctors 0 0 2 2
   Microbiologists 0 0 0 0
Educational activities No No Yes Yes
Surveillance system No No Yes Yes
Area audited Percent scores
Handwashing 48 65 78 68
Environmental cleaning 33 33 62 58
Waste disposal 27 41 59 61
Handling of clean linen 20 20 40 60
Handling of soiled linen 0 10 33 57
Standard and transmission based precautions 29 32 76 89
Single use policy 33 33 67 75
Urinary catheter care 60 80 100 60
Sterile wound dressing 55 55 91 64
Food hygiene 46 62 69 75
Pests and animal control in clinical areas 33 33 33 83
Average total percent score 35 42 64 68