Navigation Links
Health Care Workers Often Trade Hand Hygiene for Gloves
Date:11/8/2011

TUESDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Health care providers who wear gloves are less likely to wash their hands before and after treating their patients, new research shows.

According to the study, published in the December issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, this lapse in basic hand hygiene could spread infection in health care settings because some germs can get through latex gloves or contaminate hands when the gloves are removed.

In conducting the study, researchers observed more than 7,000 elderly intensive care unit patients and their contact with health care providers. Overall, the study revealed that proper hand hygiene compliance was 48 percent. The investigators noted, however, compliance dropped to 41 percent in cases where gloves were worn.

"The chances of hands being cleaned before or after patient contact appear to be substantially lower if gloves were being worn," said the study's principal investigator, Dr. Sheldon Stone, of the Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust in London, in a journal news release. "We call this the phenomenon of the 'Dirty Hand in the Latex Glove.'"

The study authors said efforts to educate health care workers and improve their hand hygiene when using gloves may be a critical step in preventing the spread of infection. They said more research is needed to explore the reasons why people are less likely to wash their hands if they wear gloves.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about hand hygiene.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, news release, Nov. 3, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Why did healthy children fall critically ill in the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic?
2. Rx for Heart Patients: Healthier Living, Medication
3. Disparities in heart health between men and woman to be addressed by national leaders
4. Health Information Technology and Patient Safety - IOM report releases Nov. 10
5. New analysis from the Nurses Health Study: Association of alcohol with risk of breast cancer
6. Clearing Out Old Cells Might Make for Healthier Old Age
7. Increased use of bikes for commuting offers economic, health benefits
8. Shorter hospital stay with person-centered healthcare
9. Health risk from eating well-done meat may be underestimated
10. Bisexual men: When sexual health requires stealth
11. Obesity and depression independently increase health costs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Health Care Workers Often Trade Hand Hygiene for Gloves
(Date:3/2/2015)... 02, 2015 After a rigorous evaluation ... service, pricing and long-term strategy, Blood Centers of America ... choice for member centers’ testing needs. , BCA, which ... more than 30 percent of the U.S. blood supply, ... “BCA is committed to drive cost savings to members,” ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 ... Creative Recovery at Recovery Unplugged™—will be delivering a ... A Singer/Songwriter's Perspective on the Art of Healing ... Addiction Disorders (NCAD) and Behavioral Healthcare Executive Summit ... his name, Mr. Supa’s songs have been recorded ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... the last five years the ultrasound market has witnessed ... geographic presence and achieve economies of scale. The global ... 2019 at CAGR of 5.1% from 2014 to 2019 ... a major part of Europe are mature markets for ... China and India, Latin America and the Middle East ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... The minimally invasive surgical instruments ... of 6.1% to reach $14,133.0 million by 2019 ... such as advantages of minimally invasive surgeries over ... minimally invasive surgeries and increasing number of surgical ... global minimally invasive surgical instruments market. , For ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 02, 2015 LegitScript, LLC, ... certification programs, including those for Internet pharmacy ... safety and classification, has launched a certification ... The new program, called iCareRx , ... regarding the identity of the owner/operator of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Blood Centers of America Chooses QualTex Laboratories as Vendor of Choice 2Health News:Blood Centers of America Chooses QualTex Laboratories as Vendor of Choice 3Health News:Richie Supa Announced as a Plenary Speaker at NCAD 2015 2Health News:Therapeutic Ultrasound Devices Market worth $6.2 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Therapeutic Ultrasound Devices Market worth $6.2 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Minimally Invasive Surgical Instrument Market - Global Forecast to 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:LegitScript Launches Certification Program for Internet Eyeglass Sellers 2
... announced the discovery of another gene responsible for late-onset ... the disease (occurring in around 90 percent of patients) ... Boston University, the University of Toronto, and Columbia University ... in Nature Genetics. ,The reasearchers spent ...
... oral chemotherapy in US cancer centres need to be improved, ... ,Common malignancies can be treated with oral chemotherapy – a ... ,Researchers from Boston set out to analyse ... the provision of oral chemotherapy. Forty-two centres took part in ...
... research team works on understanding the heart's natural ... Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab, //she is a faculty member ... subtle rhythms, pulses and patterns of the human ... for millennia, yet the heart's deepest secrets remain ...
... rest on the couch to recover before returning to sports, ... at least not yet. // ,One Ohio State University ... devices for the heart will be put to use temporarily ... Right now, such heart pumps, known commonly as ventricular assist ...
... exposure may differ across Australia, a senior cancer researcher has ... for the production of vitamin D, which is necessary for ... prevention of several cancers. ,Australians are becoming ... out of the sun to avoid skin cancer and getting ...
... Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development has observed ... behavioral //and neurological problems in the child. ,In ... Stanwood, Ph.D., and Pat Levitt, Ph.D., have elaborated about ... which caused a prolonged displacement of dopamine receptors in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Gene to Help in Understanding Alzheimer’s Diseas 2Health News:Secrets of the Heart's Signals 2Health News:Pumps Someday May Allow Patients to Recover Their Own Hearts 2Health News:Pumps Someday May Allow Patients to Recover Their Own Hearts 3Health News:Safe Sun Exposure a Burning Issue 2Health News:Cocaine During Pregnancy can Cause Behavioral and Neurological Problems in the Child 2Health News:Cocaine During Pregnancy can Cause Behavioral and Neurological Problems in the Child 3
(Date:3/2/2015)... March 2, 2015 Following announcements from ... transactions, Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ:  ARRY) today announced ... definitive agreements with Novartis.  Along with global ownership ... payment of $85 million from Novartis. ... the close of the Novartis-GSK transaction, Array now ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... NEW YORK , March 2, 2015  Delcath ... pharmaceutical and medical device company focused on oncology with ... liver cancers, announces that Company management will participate in ... held from March 8-11, 2015 at the Ritz Carlton ... Jennifer Simpson , PhD, MSN, CRNP, Delcath,s ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... According to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic ... such as the JUVEDERM ® family of fillers continues ... 2013 to 2014, HA filler treatments increased by 8 percent. ... shows U.S. unit sales of HA dermal fillers were up ... findings are consistent with what I see every day in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Array Announces Completion Of Binimetinib And Encorafenib Transactions 2Array Announces Completion Of Binimetinib And Encorafenib Transactions 3Array Announces Completion Of Binimetinib And Encorafenib Transactions 4Array Announces Completion Of Binimetinib And Encorafenib Transactions 5Delcath To Present At The 27th Annual Roth Conference 2Delcath To Present At The 27th Annual Roth Conference 3Demand For Hyaluronic Acid Facial Fillers In The U.S. Increases By 8 Percent 2Demand For Hyaluronic Acid Facial Fillers In The U.S. Increases By 8 Percent 3Demand For Hyaluronic Acid Facial Fillers In The U.S. Increases By 8 Percent 4Demand For Hyaluronic Acid Facial Fillers In The U.S. Increases By 8 Percent 5Demand For Hyaluronic Acid Facial Fillers In The U.S. Increases By 8 Percent 6Demand For Hyaluronic Acid Facial Fillers In The U.S. Increases By 8 Percent 7
... Corporation, a leading developer of whole blood analyzers, today ... CBGM, LLC, has completed the acquisition of certain assets ... , Nova Biomedical is the sole manufacturer, ... (CBGM) subsidiary has become the exclusive distributor, of the ...
... Oct. 7 DATATRAK International, Inc. (OTCQX: DATA), a technology ... clinical trials industry, today announced the signing of a new ... use of a thoracic stent graft in aneurysm repair. ... use of minimally invasive surgical techniques for thoracic aortic aneurysms. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Subsidiary of Nova Biomedical Completes Acquisition of Assets of CCS Medical's Subsidiary, Sanvita, Inc. 2DATATRAK Signs 6 Year Study with New Device Client 2DATATRAK Signs 6 Year Study with New Device Client 3
... Basic ergonomic chairs with concave seats ... • Select options like seats, backrests, ... BTN/1Q-CAB chairs are recommended for the ... room, static control, health care and ...
... chairs with concave seats and standard-sized ... options like seats, backrests, armrests, and ... are recommended for the following environments: ... control, health care and office. • ...
... with concave seats and standard-sized backrests ... like seats, backrests, armrests, and casters ... recommended for the following environments: industry, ... health care and office. • With ...
... with concave seats and standard-sized backrests ... like seats, backrests, armrests, and casters ... recommended for the following environments: industry, ... health care and office. • With ...
Medicine Products: