Hand Hygiene Before Gloves: Useful or a Waste of Time?

Performing hand hygiene before putting on nonsterile gloves may not be useful, according to a study in the American Journal of Infection Control.

Researchers compared the amount of bacteria on healthcare workers' hands for two groups entering contact isolation rooms in intensive care units.

Read the full story on hand hygiene prior to gloving in Becker's ASC Review.

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