Impact of improving glove usage on the hand hygiene compliance.
Am J Infect Control. 2011 Apr 20;
Authors: Eveillard M, Guilloteau V, Kempf M, Lefrancq B, Pradelle MT, Raymond F, Joly-Guillou ML, Brunel PP
We assessed the impact of improving glove using on the hand hygiene (HH) compliance in a multicenter study including 9 chronic care settings. If gloves had been used correctly during the evaluation, the overall compliance with HH measured after contacts with patients or environment would have only increased from 66.3% to 68.7%. This weak impact suggests that improving glove usage is not in itself an alternative strategy to improve HH compliance.
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