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Table 1 Distribution of bacterial isolates on each respective medical item and work surface

From: Microbial contaminants isolated from items and work surfaces in the post- operative ward at Kawolo general hospital, Uganda

Isolate Infusion stands Patient beds Sink taps Tables Scissors Light switches Total
Enterobacter spp 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
K. pneumoniae 1 0 1 3 1 1 7
Proteus vulgaris 0 1 1 1 0 2 5
S. merscescans 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
S. aureus 9 11 8 6 8 4 46
Total (N) 12 12 10 10 9 8  
Percentage 19.67 19.67 16.39 16.39 14.75 13.11