If the Glove Fits, You Must Not Quit Performing Adequate Hand Hygiene
January 25, 2019 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
More than one-third of healthcare personnel contaminated their hands using their preferred method for removing soiled gloves, according to a January 10, 2019, report from the American Journal of Infection Control. The study featured 100 personnel performing simulations of glove removal. Contamination occurred in 37% of the simulations. Just 34% of the participants used the glove removal technique recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Contamination occurred 24% of the time among participants who used CDC's recommended method, compared with 44% of the time among those who did not use CDC's method.