New Dress Code for Infection Control

http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/675066

The 1.7 million healthcare acquired infections per year cost our patients, our system, and us, untold misery.

Use Hot Water and Bleach to wash your scrubs and/or lab coats. No ties, watches, jewelry,  wear short sleeves and close toed shoes.

Acinetobacter , Pseudomonas, Clostridium diff were all found on  sleeves, pockets and other sites of health care worker’ clothing, and a third of neckties grew staph; some studies found  resistant organisms.
How are you cleaning your cell phones or tablets? computer keys?

 

 

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