Reexamining methods and messaging for hand hygiene in the era of increasing Clostridium difficile colonization and infection.

There is little question that use of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) as the primary mode of hand hygiene in healthcare settings, which is strongly encouraged by the Centers for Dis­ ease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organi­ zation, has increased adherence to recommended hand hy­ giene practices worldwide. Compared with use of soap and water… CONTINUE READING