Correlation between glove use practices and compliance with hand hygiene in a multicenter study with elderly patients

TitreCorrelation between glove use practices and compliance with hand hygiene in a multicenter study with elderly patients
Type de publicationArticle de revue
AuteurEveillard, Matthieu , Joly-Guillou, Marie-Laure , Brunel, Patrick
EditeurElsevier
TypeArticle scientifique dans une revue à comité de lecture
Année2012
LangueAnglais
Date2012/05
Numéro4
Pagination387 - 388
Volume40
Titre de la revueAmerican Journal of Infection Control
ISSN0196-6553
Mots-clésGloving, Hand cleansing, Infection Control, Nursing homes
Résumé en anglais

In a study conducted in 11 health care settings for elderly patients, we demonstrated a significant negative correlation between the proportion of glove use outside any risk of exposure to body fluids and compliance with hand hygiene (P < .02). This result underscores a major limitation of strategies for controlling the spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria that recommend systematic glove use for each contact with carriers or their environment.

URL de la noticehttp://okina.univ-angers.fr/publications/ua4896
DOI10.1016/j.ajic.2011.05.008
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2011.05.008