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2 out of 3 medical students do not know when to wash their hands
Elsevier Health Sciences ^ | December 1, 2011

Posted on 12/01/2011 5:19:20 PM PST by decimon

Washington, DC, December 1, 2011 -- Only 21 percent of surveyed medical students could identify five true and two false indications of when and when not to wash their hands in the clinical setting, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of APIC - the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Three researchers from the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology at Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany collected surveys from 85 medical students in their third year of study during a lecture class that all students must pass before bedside training and contact with patients commences. Students were given seven scenarios, of which five ("before contact to a patient," "before preparation of intravenous fluids," "after removal of gloves," "after contact to the patient's bed," and "after contact to vomit") were correct hand hygiene (HH) indications. Only 33 percent of the students correctly identified all five true indications, and only 21 percent correctly identified all true and false indications.

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1 posted on 12/01/2011 5:19:29 PM PST by decimon
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2 posted on 12/01/2011 5:20:42 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Worked for years and saw doctors that never washed their hands..they just went from pt to pt..


3 posted on 12/01/2011 5:21:21 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: decimon

Never been to medical school, but even I know to wash my hands before each new patient, or use alcohol disinfectant, and each time each time you touch a surface that can carry germs.


4 posted on 12/01/2011 5:24:42 PM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, than he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: decimon

The best health advice is to stay away from doctors and hospitals if at all possible.


5 posted on 12/01/2011 5:27:20 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: decimon

“Imagine there’s no hygiene
it isn’t hard to do.”


6 posted on 12/01/2011 5:33:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: decimon

heartening.

/sarc


7 posted on 12/01/2011 5:33:19 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: RnMomof7

I’ve had one step out of the restroom still zipping up.

Once, when I was in the hospital and not able to protest, the nurse dropped the needle on the floor, picked it up, and gave me the shot.


8 posted on 12/01/2011 5:34:51 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: BenLurkin

Kudos, my man! *slow clap*


9 posted on 12/01/2011 5:35:33 PM PST by dinodino
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To: txrefugee
"stay away from doctors and hospitals if at all possible"

You got that right! The 'best' (once was, but now very poor) hospital in our area (North Hollywood - Burbank,) is Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.

I know the details of two people who were literally murdered there, one thru experimentation, the other through deliberate neglect. They happened to be man and wife, husband died there a couple of years prior. They were my wife's parents.

We've seen the world's best hospitals become little more than third-world hell-holes.

10 posted on 12/01/2011 5:43:03 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: decimon

I probably should have washed my hands after I snaked the toilet drain today huh?


11 posted on 12/01/2011 5:44:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: decimon
I wash my hands whenever I accidentally click to a story on Politico.
12 posted on 12/01/2011 5:55:13 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: decimon

The difference between a D.V.M. and an M.D. is that a D.V.M washes his hands before and after he goes to the restroom.


13 posted on 12/01/2011 5:58:00 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: decimon

Medical people for all their education are some of the stupidest people I have come across. Add arrogance and you really have something.


14 posted on 12/01/2011 6:02:29 PM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: decimon

Darlin’, they know. They just don’t.


15 posted on 12/01/2011 6:08:32 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Silentgypsy
Darlin’, they know. They just don’t.

Could be so.

16 posted on 12/01/2011 6:17:16 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Hey, I know the punch line to this one.

In medical school they teach us not to pi$$ on our hands.

Sorry old Navy Marine joke bubbling up


17 posted on 12/01/2011 6:46:30 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Silentgypsy

The scary thing is when you reach the point where you wash your hands before you go to the bathroom, I spare you the reasoning.


18 posted on 12/01/2011 7:12:24 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: decimon

This is what happens when doctors come to rely too much on antibiotics and disinfectants in lieu of proper sanitary procedures.


19 posted on 12/01/2011 7:17:26 PM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: RnMomof7

I make sure my patients see my wash my hands when I walk into a treatment room, then put on gloves. I had it drummed into me as a surgery resident. One of the major medical discoveries historically was that washing hands saved lives and decreased infection. No other discovery including antibiotics has lowered infection rates as much as this one. Amazing that something so basic still needs to be reinforced.


20 posted on 12/01/2011 7:24:36 PM PST by strongbow
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To: dangerdoc
Sorry old Navy Marine joke bubbling up

Air Force Marine jokes are funnier. ;-)

21 posted on 12/01/2011 7:24:45 PM PST by decimon
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To: JerseyanExile

Trying to convince docs to wash their hands goes way further back than antibiotics and disinfectants.

Back before bacteria were understood, it was known you were better off going to a midwife than a physician to give birth, especially since the docs were performing autopsies bare handed then delivering babies without washing their hands.


22 posted on 12/01/2011 7:27:01 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: strongbow

Young docs make sure their patients see them wash their hands before examining them.

Old docs try to get through an examination without touching the patient thus saving a hand washing.


23 posted on 12/01/2011 7:30:59 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: strongbow

Young docs make sure their patients see them wash their hands before examining them.

Old docs try to get through an examination without touching the patient thus saving a hand washing.


24 posted on 12/01/2011 7:31:08 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: decimon

Uh, their Mamas didn’t teach them that? Heck, I always use the soap free cleaner even after I just blow my nose, at work. I figure no one else wants to share my germs!


25 posted on 12/01/2011 7:46:20 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: vetvetdoug
Where are the 'two out of three' from; versus the 'one in three' who does know when to wash hands? Different country; state or side of town, what?

Or is rising generation simply a product of a more 'hands off' - so to speak - child rearing. . .

26 posted on 12/02/2011 2:46:02 AM PST by cricket (Newt. . .the 'anti-Obama' ; and America's antidote, for Obama presidency.)
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To: decimon
Pass the hand sanitizer


27 posted on 12/02/2011 3:35:12 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: IncPen

Whose hand is 0 holding??


28 posted on 12/02/2011 3:40:07 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: Nailbiter

It’s quite *old*...a bad-bad photoshop gone wrong. It’s Mooschelle’s mother’s hand.

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/assignment-chicago/2011/04/photoshopping-michelle-obamas-mother.html


29 posted on 12/02/2011 3:43:31 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: Daffynition

Thx


30 posted on 12/02/2011 3:55:48 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: dangerdoc

I know the reasoning (”...wash your hands before you go to the bathroom....), and believe that it’s scary *not* to.


31 posted on 12/02/2011 7:07:10 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Daffynition

Daffy, how on earth do you find these things? I’m beginning to think that your umbilical cord was a USB port.


32 posted on 12/02/2011 7:11:36 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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