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Latex Gloves Lead To Lax Hand Hygiene In Hospitals
2011-11-04 03:24:49

Healthcare workers who wear gloves while treating patients are much less likely to clean their hands before and after patient contact, according to a study published in the December issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. This failure of basic hand hygiene could be contributing to the spread of infection in healthcare settings, the researchers say. Glove use is appropriate for situations when contact with body...


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