Study: Splashes From Shallow Hospital Sinks Are Spreading Infections

Interesting finding, that if confirmed has important implications for hospitals. Most hospitals nowadays use disposable foam antiseptics, not soap and water, but we still need soap and water for some patients such as those with c.diff. - TFH



Study: Splashes From Shallow Hospital Sinks Are Spreading Infections:

Doctors washing their hands in hospital sink
PHILADELPHIA — Who knew that hospital employees washing their hands may actually help spread infections? As hospital personnel of all levels know, hand hygiene is of paramount importance. However, a study by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System finds that shallow hospital sinks can cause contaminants from dirty faucets to splash out and infect…

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