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Table 5 Training of infected HCWs on IPC and availability of IPC facilities and policies at time of HCW infection (by work location)

From: Epidemiology of Ebola virus disease transmission among health care workers in Sierra Leone, May to December 2014: a retrospective descriptive study

  Responses Number of observations
  Responses Home setting Health care centre Hospital setting Isolation unit Other units Total
Infected HCW trained on IPC (n = 249) Yes 24 (53 %) 14 (30 %) 80 (68 %) 24 (89 %) 8 (62 %) 150 (60 %)
No 19 (42 %) 27 (57 %) 33 (28 %) 3 (11 %) 3 (23 %) 85 (34 %)
Don’t Know 2 (4 %) 6 (13 %) 4 (3 %) 0 (0 %) 2 (15 %) 14 (6 %)
Total 45 47 117 27 13 249
Availability of IPC policy (n = 250) Yes 6 (13 %) 27 (56 %) 47 (40 %) 20 (74 %) 5 (38 %) 105 (42 %)
No 35 (78 %) 16 (33 %) 66 (56 %) 5 (19 %) 6 (46 %) 128 (51 %)
Don’t Know 4 (9 %) 5 (10 %) 4 (3 %) 2 (7 %) 2 (15 %) 17 (7 %)
Total 45 48 117 27 13 250
Availability of triage system (n = 251) Yes 8 (18 %) 8 (17 %) 47 (40 %) 23 (85 %) 3 (23 %) 89 (35 %)
No 35 (78 %) 37 (77 %) 67 (57 %) 4 (15 %) 7 (54 %) 150 (60 %)
Don’t Know 2 (4 %) 3 (6 %) 4 (3 %) 0 (0 %) 3 (23 %) 12 (5 %)
Total 45 48 118 27 13 251
Availability of hand hygiene (n = 252) Yes 24 (53 %) 27 (56 %) 100 (84 %) 27 (100 %) 7 (54 %) 185 (73 %)
No 17 (38 %) 13 (27 %) 16 (13 %) 0 (0 %) 4 (31 %) 50 (20 %)
Don’t Know 4 (9 %) 8 (17 %) 3 (3 %) 0 (0 %) 2 (15 %) 17 (7 %)
Total 45 48 119 27 13 252
Hand hygiene performed (n = 245) Yes 18 (42 %) 24 (51 %) 93 (80 %) 25 (96 %) 5 (38 %) 165 (67 %)
No 18 (42 %) 10 (21 %) 13 (11 %) 1 (4 %) 6 (46 %) 48 (20 %)
Don’t Know 7 (16 %) 13 (28 %) 10 (9 %) 0 (0 %) 2 (15 %) 32 (13 %)
Total 43 47 116 26 13 245