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Table 1 Characteristics of medical equipment included in the study. RRH = Regional Referral Hospital, HC4 = Health Centre 4, SD = Standard Deviation

From: The role of medical equipment in the spread of nosocomial infections: a cross-sectional study in four tertiary public health facilities in Uganda

Characteristics No. of pieces of equipment Average No. of users per equipment # (SD) Average No. of patients per week # (SD) Disinfectant used
Equipment type Anesthetic Machines 8 (12%) 6 (9.65) 24 (13.04) Jik, soap, alcohol, cidex
Baby Warmers 8 (12%) 6 (3.07) 16 (16.94) Jik, soap, alcohol, presept, chlorhexidine
Infusion Pumps 4 (6%) 6 (0) 35 (0) Jik
Operating Tables 7 (11%) 11 (17.28) 30 (15.02) Jik, soap, alcohol, presept,
Oxygen Concentrator 13 (20%) 7 (2.02) 19 (19.23) Jik, soap, alcohol, chlorhexidine
Patient Monitors 2 (3%) 18 (17.86) 18 (3.54) Jik, soap, iodine
Phototherapy Machines 6 (9%) 6 (2.95) 32 (23.58) Jik, soap, alcohol, chlorhexidine
Pulse Oximeter 5 (8%) 8 (1.41) 39 (18.30) Jik, soap, alcohol
Suction Machines 6 (9%) 10 (10.41) 29 (19.20) Jik, soap, alcohol, zedex
Ultrasound Machine 5 (8%) 5 (4.38) 80 (42.43) Jik, soap, alcohol, saraya
Infant weighing Scale. 1 (2%) 4 6 Jik, presept
Department Theatre 72 (37.5%) 9 (12.48) 25 (15.02) Jik, soap, alcohol, Presept, cidex, zedex
Imaging 15 (7.8%) 5 (4.38) 80 (42.43) Jik, soap, alcohol, Saraya
Neonatal 105 (54.7%) 7 (2.22) 24 (19.41) Jik, soap, alcohol, Presept, chlorhexidine, iodine
Health facility Mbarara RRH 60 (31.2%) 6 (1.47) 34 (13.22) Jik, soap, alcohol, Iodine
Gulu RRH 51 (26.6%) 5 (2.52) 17 (21.00) Jik, soap, alcohol, Saraya, zedex, chlorhexidine
Kisenyi HC 4 33 (17.2%) 5 (3.30) 12 (15.81) Jik, soap, alcohol, Presept
Mbale RRH 48 (25.0%) 14 (13.22) 47 (30.52) Jik, soap, alcohol, cidex