Study finds high rate of glove misuse in hospital wards

07/9/2013 | BeckersASC.com

Research published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control showed a 42% rate of glove misuse in six hospital wards. The study also found that health care workers risked cross-contamination by neglecting proper hand hygiene in 39% of glove-use episodes. The results underscore the need for more effective integration of glove use in hand hygiene policies, the researchers said.

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