Glove contamination in hemodialysis units
A prospective study was conducted to assess potential invisible blood contamination on nurses’ gloved hands during vascular access procedures using the occult blood detection method in a hemodialysis unit. 60.13% (273/454) of samples tested positive for hemoglobin. These results highlighted the importance of hand hygiene and glove change during hemodialysis access care.
Li L, Ni K, Du X, Wu S, Zhang J, Zhou H, Hu Q, Zeng H, Sui X, Meng Q, Wang X. Assessment of the invisible blood contamination on nurses’ gloved hands during vascular access procedures in a hemodialysis unit. Am J Infect Control. 2021 Dec 25:S0196-6553(21)00844-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2021.12.009. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34963646.