Hand Hygiene: A Frequently Missed Lifesaving Opportunity During Patient Care

@article{Trampuz2004HandHA,
  title={Hand Hygiene: A Frequently Missed Lifesaving Opportunity During Patient Care},
  author={Andrej Trampuz and Andreas F. Widmer},
  journal={Mayo Clinic Proceedings},
  year={2004},
  volume={79},
  pages={109 - 116}
}
Health care-associated infections constitute one of the greatest challenges of modern medicine. Despite compelling evidence that proper hand washing can reduce the transmission of pathogens to patients and the spread of antimicrobial resistance, the adherence of health care workers to recommended hand-hygiene practices has remained unacceptably low. One of the key elements in improving hand-hygiene practice is the use of an alcohol-based hand rub instead of washing with soap and water. An… 
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