Compliance with hand hygiene and glove use in a university-affiliated hospital.

@article{Kuzu2005ComplianceWH,
  title={Compliance with hand hygiene and glove use in a university-affiliated hospital.},
  author={Nevin Kuzu and Fadime Ozer and Semra Aydemir and Ata Nevzat Yalçin and Mehmet Zencir},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={312-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The hands of healthcare workers often transmit pathogens causing nosocomial infections. This study examined compliance with handwashing and glove use. SETTING A university-affiliated hospital. DESIGN Compliance was observed covertly. Healthcare workers' demographics, hand hygiene facilities, indications for hand hygiene, compliance with handwashing and glove use in each procedure, and duration of handwashing were recorded. RESULTS Nine nurses and 33 assistant physicians were… CONTINUE READING