Hand hygiene and glove use in nursing homes before and after an intervention

G.R. Teesing*, J.H. Richardus, V. Erasmus*, M. Petrignani, M.P.G. Koopmans, M.C. Vos, J.M.G.A. Schols, H.A.C.M. Voeten

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberPII S0899823X20014154
Pages (from-to)1511-1513
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021

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