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"The dirty hand in the latex glove": a study of hand hygiene compliance when gloves are worn.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Wearing of gloves reduces transmission of organisms by healthcare workers' hands but is not a substitute for hand hygiene. Results of previous studies have varied as to whether hand hygiene is worse when gloves are worn. Most studies have been small and used nonstandardized assessments of glove use and hand hygiene. We sought to observe whether gloves were worn when appropriate and whether hand hygiene compliance differed when gloves were worn. DESIGN: Observational...

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10.1086/662619

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Hayward, A More by this author
Cookson, B More by this author
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Journal:
Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America
Volume:
32
Issue:
12
Pages:
1194-1199
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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EISSN:
1559-6834
ISSN:
0899-823X
URN:
uuid:df810eae-2845-40bc-89f8-f1ea7d799408
Source identifiers:
223870
Local pid:
pubs:223870

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