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Table 5 Distribution of common microbial pathogens over different surfaces in operating theatres of Mbale Regional Hospital, Eastern Uganda

From: Contamination of microbial pathogens and their antimicrobial pattern in operating theatres of peri-urban eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Surface Organism n (%)
Pseudomonas spp Bacillus spp E. coli S. aureus Streptoccus viridae
Sink 3 (10.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Instrument trolley 8a(28.6) 1(11.1) 1(11.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Sterilizing drum 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Operating bed 4(14.3) 1(11.1) 7(77.8) 0 (0.0) 1 (50.0)
Wall 1(3.6) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Door handles 1(3.6) 1(11.1) 0(0.0) 2(100.0) 1(50.0)
IV fluid stand 2(7.1) 2(22.2) 0(0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Oxygen mask 1(3.6) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Scrubbing tank 2(7.1) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Floor 3(10.7) 2(22.2) 1(11.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
window 3(10.7) 2(22.2) 0(0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Total n = 28 n = 9 n = 9 n = 2 n = 2
  1. a3 isolates are Pseudomonas aeruginosa