A review of hand-washing techniques in primary care and community settings.

@article{Smith2009ARO,
  title={A review of hand-washing techniques in primary care and community settings.},
  author={Shereen Smith},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={
          786-90
        }
}
AIM This review seeks to identify the most effective hand-washing and hand-cleansing practice that could be used in primary care. BACKGROUND Healthcare associated infection is a major problem in the UK causing 5000 deaths every year. Current guidelines indicate expert opinion is the level of evidence for hand washing as an activity to reduce infection. DESIGN Systematic review. METHOD Publications on hand-washing, hand-cleansing studies, policy and practice-based documents were sought by… Expand
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