Skip to main content

Table 1 Distribution of hand hygiene facilities at a 600 bed-tertiary care hospital, in Jos, Northern Nigeria

From: Assessment of hand hygiene facilities and staff compliance in a large tertiary health care facility in northern Nigeria: a cross sectional study

Units/wards of the hospitalFrequency(n)No poster/ written policy on HHaNo ABHRaPosition and type of ABHRHand washing stationDominant Position (average distance #) of HWSaWater usually available all dayHand operated tap in wash stationUse of bar soapAvailability of soap alwaysUse of ladle/cup and bucketMultiple-use cloth-towel for hand dryingAutomated hand dryers
Out-patient clinics97(78)7(78)09(100)Adj. room(8 m)0 (0)9(100)7 (78)3 (33)7 (78)5 (56)0 (0)
Laboratories54(80)3 (60)pocket5 (100)WB (3 m)1(20)5 (100)3 (60)1 (20)1 (20)1 (20)0 (0)
Wards2115(71)20 (95)NS, pocket21 (100)NS (8 m)8 (38)21 (100)20 (95)15 (71)15 (71)2 (10)0 (0)
Emergency wards33(100)3(100)nil3(100)Adj.room (5 m)0 (0)3(100)3(100)1 (33)1(33)3(100)0 (0)
ICU10(0)0 (0)NS, pocket1(100)Patient bedside(1 m)1 (100)1(100)1(100)1(100)1(100)0 (0)0 (0)
Operating theatre11(100)1(100)nil1(100)Lobby(3 m)1 (100)1(100)1(100)1(100)1(100)0 (0)0 (0)
Delivery suite10 (0)1(100)nil1(100)Lobby(3 m)1 (100)1(100)1(100)1(100)1(100)0 (0)0 (0)
Mortuary10 (0)1(100)nil1(100)Lobby(3 m)0 (0)1(100)1(100)0 (0)1(100)1(100)0 (0)
Dialysis unit10 (0)1(100)nil1(100)Lobby(3 m)1 (100)1(100)1(100)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
ECG unit11(100)1(100)nil0 (0)nil0 (0)0 (0)0(0)0 (0)1(100)0 (0)0 (0)
Physiotherapy unit11(100)1(100)nil1(100)Lobby (4 m)0(0)1(100)1(100)1(100)1(100)1(100)0(0)
Endoscopy suite11(100)1(100)nil1(100)suite(3 m)0(0)1(100)1(100)0(0)1(100)1(100)0(0)
Total4633(72)40(87) 45(98) 13(28)45(98)40(87)24(52)31(67)14(30)0(0)
  1. aHH Hand hygiene, ABHR Alcohol based hand rub, HWS hand wash station, # Estimated distance, NS Nurses Station, WB Work bench