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"The dirty hand in the latex glove": a study of hand hygiene compliance when gloves are worn.

Fuller, C; Savage, J; Besser, S; Hayward, A; Cookson, B; Cooper, B; Stone, S; (2011) "The dirty hand in the latex glove": a study of hand hygiene compliance when gloves are worn. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol , 32 (12) 1194 - 1199. 10.1086/662619. Green open access

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Abstract

Wearing of gloves reduces transmission of organisms by healthcare workers' hands but is not a substitute for hand hygiene. Results of previous studies have varied as to whether hand hygiene is worse when gloves are worn. Most studies have been small and used nonstandardized assessments of glove use and hand hygiene. We sought to observe whether gloves were worn when appropriate and whether hand hygiene compliance differed when gloves were worn.

Type: Article
Title: "The dirty hand in the latex glove": a study of hand hygiene compliance when gloves are worn.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1086/662619
Publisher version: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/662619
Language: English
Additional information: © 2011 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Cross Infection, England, Gloves, Protective, Guideline Adherence, Hand, Handwashing, Health Personnel, Hospitals, Humans, Infection Control, Skin Care, Wales, World Health Organization
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1328105
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