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Hand Hygiene Principles: A Simple Habit Embedded in the Complex Process of Care  

Author:  Catherine M. Knox, M.N., R.N., C.C.H.P.-R.N.

Source: Volume 19, Number 01, November/December 2017 , pp.1-1(1)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Less than 50% of health care worker observe proper hand hygiene. This article briefly examines the principles of good hand hygiene, its importance, why professionals tend to neglect it, and how to improve compliance with hand washing guidelines.

Keywords: hand washing; Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) guidelines

Affiliations:  1: Nurse Consultant.

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