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Outpatient clinic staff skip hand hygiene 37% of the time

Outpatient clinic staff skip hand hygiene 37% of the time
April 29, 2016

Recent findings published in the American Journal of Infection Control showed that physicians, nurses and medical staff skipped practicing hand hygiene 37% of the time in outpatient clinics in New Mexico. In addition, they failed to follow safe injection practices almost 34% of the time.

“This project raised awareness of expectations for safe care in outpatient settings among medical students and community health care providers,” Deborah Thompson, MD, MSPH, at the New Mexico Department of Health, told Infectious Disease News. “The project also provides a meaningful assessment of infection prevention policies and practices that could be used by the clinics themselves for quality improvement and used to target areas for public health interventions.”

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