Handwashing compliance depends on professional status.

  title={Handwashing compliance depends on professional status.},
  author={Pamela A. Lipsett and Sandra M. Swoboda},
  journal={Surgical infections},
  volume={2 3},
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections can be transmitted from microorganisms on the hands of health care workers to patients. Handwashing (HW) has a proven benefit in preventing transmission of infection, yet compliance with handwashing, especially in intensive care units, ranges between 28% and 74%. METHODS To determine if HW behavior varies as a function of… CONTINUE READING