If the Glove Fits, You Must Not Quit Performing Adequate Hand Hygiene

February 4, 2019 | Physician Practice News

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​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.

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