Gloved workers show lower hygiene compliance, British study finds

11/6/2011 | Nurse.com

A British study found that health care workers who wear latex gloves while treating patients were less likely to follow proper hand hygiene practices before and after patient contact. Researchers assessed more than 7,000 patient contacts in 56 intensive care and geriatric units in 15 hospitals, and found that the overall hand hygiene compliance rate was only 47.7%. They said that glove use should not be treated as a replacement for effective hand hygiene practices.

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