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Sixty seconds on . . . gloves off

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 02 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4498
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Is there going to be a fight?

Only if you mean fighting infection. Nurses at Great Ormond Street Hospital have started the “Gloves are off” campaign to encourage healthcare professionals to reduce their use of non-sterile gloves and instead wash their hands more regularly.

What’s wrong with wearing gloves?

Research has shown that non-sterile gloves are associated with an increased risk of cross contamination and transmission of healthcare associated infections, because …

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