Hand contamination before and after different hand hygiene techniques: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Lucet2002HandCB,
  title={Hand contamination before and after different hand hygiene techniques: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={J. C. Lucet and M-P Rigaud and France Mentr{\'e} and Najiby Kassis and Claude Deblangy and Antoine Andremont and Elisabeth Bouvet},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={276-80}
}
The efficacy of alcohol-based handrubs (ABH) for hand hygiene (HH) compared with handwashing (HW) remains to be established in the clinical setting. Factors associated with severe hand contamination before HH techniques were medical ward, physician and not wearing gloves. Forty-three healthcare workers [HCW, 26 nurses (N), nine nurse assistants (NA) and eight physicians (P)] each performed six HH techniques in random order, immediately after a patient care activity: HW with non-antiseptic soap… CONTINUE READING
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