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Table 2 Number of times infection control practices were observed and the average number of times each practice occurred per encounter

From: Interaction of healthcare worker hands and portable medical equipment: a sequence analysis to show potential transmission opportunities

  # of encounters (N) Gloves (%) Hand Sanitization (%) PME Disinfection (%)
Medical oncology 49 58 61 0
Mixed medical 35 50 50 9
Mixed medical-surgical 52 46 70 2
SICU 34 40 30 1
MICU 74 75 69 2
Medical telemetry 30 42 47 3
Sum Totals 274 311 327 17
Average per Encounter   1.1 1.2 0.06
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