Published in Law and Health Weekly, October 23rd, 2004
Research among a statistically valid sample of NHS nurses has revealed significant barriers to following current hand hygiene protocols both in hospitals and in the community.
Current Department of Health and NICE guidelines state that nurses must clean their hands with alcohol-based hand gels in between contact with patients, and with soap and water if their hands are soiled, in order to control infection. However, the survey of 200 nurses, commissioned by Healthcare Enterprise Group and carried out by the independent research...
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