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


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… (More)
DOI: 10.1086/662619


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