Improving Gloving Not Enough to Maintain Adequate Hand Hygiene

Research findings suggest improving gloving practices does not adequately serve as an alternative strategy to improve hand hygiene compliance, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control.

For their study, researchers studied the impact of improving glove use on hand hygiene compliance. Results showed that if gloves had been used correctly, the overall hand hygiene compliance after patient or environmental contact would have only increased from 66.3 percent to 68.7 percent.


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