8. First, do no harm? A failure of stethoscope hygiene
from By Dorothy L. Tengler
From Aug. 15:
Although studies have illustrated the importance of stethoscope hygiene and guidelines have been established, healthcare professionals rarely comply. Failure to disinfect stethoscopes could be as serious as ignoring hand hygiene, and healthcare providers are rarely performing stethoscope hygiene between patients. The question remains: How can we change this? Standard education may not be the answer to the problem.
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