Full contact precautions were no more effective than the use of gloves alone in halting the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, according to findings in the American Journal of Infection Control. Two hospitals adopted protocols that were otherwise similar, and one used gloves only while the other used cover gowns and other full contact measures. No significant difference was seen in MRSA rates.
Gloves do as well as full contact measures in MRSA prevention study
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