In outpatient settings, staff skip proper handwashing one-third of the time

Medical staff in outpatient settings failed to follow established hand-hygiene practices nearly four out of 10 times, according to an observational study published in the American Journal of Infection Control. Researchers also found staff failed to follow practices for safe injections one-third of the time. In the study, medical students from the University of New Mexico and researchers from the New Mexico Health Department observed hygiene behaviors at 15 outpatient facilities across the state. >> Read the full article at FierceHealthcare