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Gloves are a potential barrier to hand hygiene, especially among nurses

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Glove use in healthcare settings is a potential barrier to hand hygiene, especially among nurses, according to study findings published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. “Hand hygiene and the use of examination gloves in healthcare is critical. WHO highlights that healthcare personnel should perform hand hygiene, either using alcohol-based hand-rub or soap and water, before and after donning gloves and that gloves should only be worn in certain scenarios,” Richard A. Martinello, MD, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine and medical director of infection prevention at Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health, and colleagues wrote. more

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