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Table 1 Total aerobic colony forming units (CFU)/cm2, regardless of thorough cleaning (TC)

From: Prehospital infection control and prevention in Denmark: a cross-sectional study on guideline adherence and microbial contamination of surfaces

Test sites n Median 25p-75p Range
Medic bag handle 80 2.5 2.5–12 0–40
Patient harness 80 2.5 2.5–2.5 0–40
Blood pressure cuff 80 2.5 2.5–12 0–100
Defibrillator 80 2.5 2.5–2.5 0–12
Patient near site 80 2.5 2.5–2.5 0–12
Handlebar ceiling 80 2.5 1.25–2.5 0–12
Uniform torso 80 12 2.4–40 0–250
Uniform sleeve 80 12 2.5–40 0–250
Upper hand 80 2.5 2.5–12 0–250
Palm of hand 80 2.5 2.5–12 0–40