Gloves

Glove use tied to better infection control

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Certified nurse assistants who practice frequent glove use may be the key to hampering the spread of dangerous pathogens, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

Can gloves do more harm than good?

Can gloves do more harm than good?

An observational study in a LTC facility examined the degree of inappropriate glove use among certified nursing assistants (CNA) when helping residents with bathing or toileting activities.

Hand washing might be moot

Hand washing might be moot

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Caregivers who wear gloves can likely save time and skip hand washing before putting them on without worrying about increasing nosocomial infection rates.