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Hand washing and surgical hand antisepsis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20521575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hand hygiene has always been an important element of perioperative practice and is a topic that has gained even more importance in recent years for healthcare workers. In the mid 19th century Semmelweis first noted the link between hospital acquired diseases and hand hygiene (Semmelweis 1847, NATN 2000). More recently, it has been established that continuous effective hand hygiene can significantly decrease the transmission of microorganisms, thus reducing cross infection rates of many hospital acquired infections (Pratt et al 2007).
Susan Pirie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perioperative practice     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1750-4589     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perioper Pract     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-04     Completed Date:  2010-07-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271023     Medline TA:  J Perioper Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-72     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Surgical Procedures, Operative*

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