UW Hospital requires gloves, gowns to see ICU patients

03/22/2012 | Wisconsin State Journal (Madison)

The University of Wisconsin Hospital is participating in the Benefits of Universal Glove and Gowning study, so physicians, nurses and visitors must wear gloves and gowns when seeing all ICU patients to help prevent the spread of infection. Some of the hospitals in the study only require the garb for patients with certain infections, but UW Hospital and nine other facilities will continue to suit up for all patients in select ICUs through September, when infection rates will be totaled and compared.

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