Hand hygiene and glove use in nursing homes before and after an intervention
We investigated whether an intervention to improve hand hygiene compliance in nursing homes changed glove use. Hand hygiene compliance increased, but substitution of hand hygiene with gloves did not decrease. We observed a reduction of inappropriately unchanged gloves after exposure to body fluids. Clinical trials identifier: Netherlands Trial Register, trial NL6049 (NTR6188): Https://www.trialregister.nl/trial/6049.
|Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology|
|Organisation||Department of Public Health|
Teesing, G.R. (Gwen R.), Richardus, J.H, Erasmus, V, Petrignani, M, Koopmans, M.P.G, D.V.M., Vos, M.C. (Margreet C.), … Voeten, H.A.C.M. (2020). Hand hygiene and glove use in nursing homes before and after an intervention. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. doi:10.1017/ice.2020.1415