Infection Control

Editor’s choice: Kicking a dirty habit

Infection Control Weekly Monitor, March 28, 2012

Most healthcare facilities have created some sort of campaign to raise levels of hand hygiene compliance—from creating signs and uploading sing-along viral videos to deploying “secret shoppers” around the nation to sneakily observe who is or isn’t washing their hands.

Yet a study shows that when it comes to one specific practice—cleaning hands before and after glove use—healthcare workers have much lower rates of compliance. Read the excerpt from the feature article in the March issue of Medical Environment Update.


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