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Kicking a dirty habit: Hand hygiene rates lower when gloves are used

Medical Environment Update, March 1, 2012

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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.

In "Kicking a dirty habit" the March Medical Environment Update reports on a new study showinjg that when it comes to one specific practice-cleaning hands before and after glove use-healthcare workers have much lower rates of compliance.

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