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Table 1 Profile and distribution of isolated bacteria from medical equipment at Ayder Specialized Comprehensive Hospital October 2016 to June 2017

From: Bacterial contamination and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of intensive care units medical equipment and inanimate surfaces at Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia

Bacterial isolates Stethoscope parts Thermometers Sphygmomanometer Mattresses (n = 6) Bedsides Computers CS table (n = 15) Total
Ear (n = 25) Tubing (n = 17) Diaphragm (n = 19) TM (n = 6) TS (n = 6) SC (n = 10) SB (n = 8) BTT (n = 10) BTB (n = 9) CM (n = 7) CE (n = 10) CS (n = 9)
Adult ICU
 CoNS 4 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 24
 S. aureus 7 4 3 0 0 2 1 2 2 1 0 2 1 2 27
 K. pneumoniae 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
 E. coli 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
 Total 12 7 12 1 1 4 3 3 4 4 2 4 2 4 63
Pediatric ICU
 CoNS 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 2 2 15
 S. aureus 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 10
 C. freundii 3 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 14
 E. aerogenes 1 1 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
 S. typhi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
 P. vulgaris 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
 E. coli 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5
 Total 7 7 4 2 2 6 5 3 6 5 2 2 3 3 57
Neonatal ICU
 CoNS 3 2 3 3 2 NA NA NA NA NA 2 2 1 3 21
 S. aureus 1 1 0 0 1 NA NA NA NA NA 1 0 2 3 9
 C. fraundii 1 0 0 0 0 NA NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 1
 K. pneumoniae 1 0 0 0 0 NA NA NA NA NA 0 1 1 2 5
 Total 6 3 3 3 3 NA NA NA NA NA 3 3 4 8 36
  1. BTB: bedside table bottom; BTT: bedside table top; CE: computer Enter key; CM: computer mouse; CoNs: Coagulase negative staphylococcus; CS table: computer standing table; CS: computer space bar; Diaphragm: stethoscope diaphragm; Ear: stethoscope ear piece; NA: none applicable; TM: thermometer mercury; TS: thermometer side; SB: sphygmomanometer bulb; SC: sphygmomanometer cuff; Tubing: stethoscope tubing