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Now wash your hands? A survey of hospital handwashing facilities

Now wash your hands? A survey of hospital handwashing facilities

Journal of Hospital Infection 40(4): 291-293

We studied the adequacy of handwashing facilities on elderly-care wards in seven UK hospitals. We found 10.9% of sinks were inaccessible, 12% of sinks did not have any cleansing agent, 93.2% of ward sinks and 79% of treatment room sinks had no antiseptic agent. We conclude that in our survey, handwashing facilities were inadequate and have suggested a standard checklist for hospital sinks.

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Accession: 011074005

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PMID: 9868621

DOI: 10.1016/s0195-6701(98)90306-1

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