Study Reveals Poor Hand-Washing Habits among Healthcare Workers

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NEW MEXICO -  A new study by researchers at the University of New Mexico and published in 'American Journal of Infection Control', reveals workers in outpatient healthcare facilities often fail to wash their hands.

Researchers observed hand hygiene behaviors in 15 medical offices across the country. Although water and soap were always available, employees skipped hand washing more than a third of the time.

Workers also failed to safely disinfect or discard syringes in 33-percent of cases.

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