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Table 1 Methods of injection and skin disinfection among nurses in Beni-Suef, Egypt, and Maternal and Child Hospital (MCH), Qassim, Saudi Arabia, 2017

From: Safe injection awareness and practices among nursing staff in an Egyptian and a Saudi hospital

Items Qassim Hospital (n = 250) Beni-Suef UH (n = 250) Total
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Methods of injection
 IM 33 (13.2) 55 (22) 88 (17.6)
 IV 171 (68.4) 39 (15.6) 210 (42)
 Cannula 21 (8.4) 65 (26) 86 (17.2)
 Sample 25 (10) 91 (36.4) 116 (23.2)
Methods of skin disinfection
 Single use alcohol swab 223 (89.2) 215 (86) 438 (87.6)
 Piece of cotton soaked with alcohol 26 (10.4) 35 (14) 61 (12.2)
 Piece of cotton soaked with betadine 1 (0.4) 0 (0) 1 (0.2)