Hand decontamination: nurses' opinions and practices.

  title={Hand decontamination: nurses' opinions and practices.},
  author={Dinah Gould},
  journal={Nursing times},
  volume={91 17},
Infection is spread in hospital mainly by hands, making hand decontamination the most important means of preventing dissemination. There is some evidence to suggest that when access to hand-decontaminating agents is poor or the agents available are disliked, hands are washed too seldom, increasing risks of cross-infection. However, little attention has been paid to the use of towels and factors which promote their use, although it is known that damp hands transfer bacteria more readily than dry… CONTINUE READING

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