Most healthcare workers don't follow personal protective equipment-removal rules
Fewer than 15 percent of healthcare workers comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for removing personal protective equipment, according to a study from the American Journal of Infection Control. Correct removal is crucial to reduce contamination from emerging pathogens like the Ebola virus. The CDC's recommendations call for healthcare workers to remove their gloves first and then gently remove their gowns from the back before leaving the patient's isolation room.
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