Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hikers and hand hygiene
A new paper in the American Journal of Infection Control from SUNY Upstate focuses on hand contamination in wilderness hikers. Hand cultures were performed on 72 hikers and 31% were found to have fecal contamination. Now I won't belabor how this may have happened, but as an infection control expert, I would recommend packing some Purell for future treks.