Wash Your Hands of Infection

December 31, 2006

Frequent hand washing is extremelyimportant to help prevent nosocomialinfections; however, compliance can bea problem.

Frequent hand washing is extremelyimportant to help prevent nosocomialinfections; however, compliance can bea problem. Encourage all staff memberswho have contact with patients tocarry a bottle of quick-drying gel handdisinfectant with them. Of course, thegel is not a substitute for hand washing;both should be used to preventinfections.
-- Gopi Rana-Mukkavilli, MD
   New York