Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The rest of the (hand hygiene) story
Anyone who works in hospital infection prevention knows that there are a bizillion published articles on hand hygiene--when to do it, how to do it, which product to use, how long to do it, and how to measure it. Much less is written about what to do afterwards (i.e., what's the best way to dry your hands?). This month's Mayo Clinic Proceedings has a systematic review on hand drying. You can find the full text of the paper here.