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Perceptions of hand hygiene and protective glove use among patients and health care workers

This study investigated differences in perceptions of hand hygiene and protective glove use among patients and health care workers (HCWs) in Poland” Wałaszek et al (2018).

Abstract:

This study investigated differences in perceptions of hand hygiene and protective glove use among patients and health care workers (HCWs) in Poland. We conducted a survey using an original questionnaire among 462 respondents, including 173 (37.4%) patients and 289 (62.6%) HCWs; HCWs demonstrated poor familiarity with the My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene. The role of protective gloves in preventing health care–associated infection was overestimated by both patients and HCWs.



Reference:

Wałaszek, M., Kołpa, M., Różańska, A., Wolak, Z., Bulanda, M. and Wójkowska-Mach, J. (2018) Practice of hand hygiene and use of protective gloves: Differences in the perception between patients and medical staff. American Journal of Infection Control. March 13th. .

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.01.025

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