Dirty Little Things

Scalise, Dagmara
December 2006
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Dec2006, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p16
Trade Publication
The article focuses on infection control in hospitals. The housekeeping staff at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, uses a lot more disinfectants and bleach as part of the hospital's new strategy to reduce infections. Experts suggest that hand washing after using keyboards and other devices but before touching the patient is the most effective intervention to reduce the spread of bacteria. Hospitals should consider banning coats or any other personal items that are washed infrequently.


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