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"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" Li et al (2021).

Glove contamination in hemodialysis units

Abstract:

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.

Reference:

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.