EMS Hand Washing Study

August 6, 2014    |   By: Calevir

EMT Hand-Washing Habits Need Improvement
Have you read this interesting and surprising study about EMS and hand sanitizing?   As an industry we might want to study and discuss it further as well as support each other for better compliance?   Does it raise a deeper question?  What about the equipment we touch while taking care of our patients?   When we are gloved are we risking cross contamination to ourselves and our next patient? Furthermore, think about the cab of our ambulances with the many things we touch and have contact with.   Is there any risk there?   Most services are vigilante and proactive with their disinfection process, however, we are prone to slips and drift from best practices.

What are your thoughts, do you wash your hands?

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