Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 3rd, 2003
"We determined risk factors for hand contamination and compared the efficacy of three randomly allocated hand hygiene agents in a group of surgical intensive care unit nurses. We cultured samples of one of the subjects' hands before and samples of the other hand after hand hygiene was performed," scientists in the United States report.
"Ring wearing was associated with 10-fold higher median skin organism counts; contamination with Staphylococcus aureus, Gram-negative bacilli, or Candida species; and a stepwise increased risk of contamination with any...
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