should we wash our hands before we put on non-sterile gloves?
What do you thinkā€¦. Should you be washing your hands BEFORE you try to pull out a pair of sterile gloves from those stupid wall boxes? In a study that examined the potential for disposable gloves to act as a vector for pathogen transmission, disposable gloves from an orthopaedic ward were examined both on opening and at regular periods thereafter. Turns out, they grew quite a few bugs: Environmental bacteria, particularly Bacillus species, were present on 31/38 (81.6%) of samples. Half (19/38) the samples were contaminated with skin commensals; coagulase negative staphylococci were predominant. Enterococcus faecalis, Kle...
Source: impactEDnurse - July 13, 2013 Category: Nurses Authors: impactEDnurse Tags: the nurses desk: Source Type: blogs