The Dirty Hand in the Latex Glove: A Study of Hand Hygiene Compliance When Gloves Are Worn
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 10/20/2011
Fuller C et al. – The rate of glove usage is lower than previously reported. Gloves are often worn when not indicated and vice versa. The rate of compliance with hand hygiene was significantly lower when gloves were worn. Hand hygiene campaigns should consider placing greater emphasis on the World Health Organization indications for gloving and associated hand hygiene.