Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings: Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force

@article{Boyce2002GuidelineFH,
  title={Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings: Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force},
  author={John M. Boyce and Didier Pittet},
  journal={Infection Control \&\#x0026; Hospital Epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={23},
  pages={S3 - S40}
}
  • J. Boyce, D. Pittet
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Medicine
  • Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Summary The Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings provides health-care workers (HCWs) with a review of data regarding handwashing and hand antisepsis in health-care settings. In addition, it provides specific recommendations to promote improved hand-hygiene practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and personnel in health-care settings. This report reviews studies published since the 1985 CDC guideline (Garner JS, Favero MS. CDC guideline for… 
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