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

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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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