Prospective, controlled study of vinyl glove use to interrupt Clostridium difficile nosocomial transmission.

@article{Johnson1990ProspectiveCS,
  title={Prospective, controlled study of vinyl glove use to interrupt Clostridium difficile nosocomial transmission.},
  author={Sonja E. Johnson and Dale N. Gerding and Mary M Olson and Michael David Weiler and Robert A. Hughes and Connie R Clabots and Lance R. Peterson},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={137-40}
}
PURPOSE Despite recognition that Clostridium difficile diarrhea/colitis is a nosocomial infection, the manner in which this organism is transmitted is still not clear. Hands of health care workers have been shown to be contaminated with C. difficile and suggested as a vehicle of transmission. Therefore, we conducted a controlled trial of the use of disposable vinyl gloves by hospital personnel for all body substance contact (prior to the institution of universal body substance precautions) to… CONTINUE READING
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