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HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS: Gowning and gloving needed for ALL ICU patients? Maybe not.

Whether the practice of gowning and gloving should be expanded beyond the current Centers for Disease Control recommendations to include staff caring for ALL patients in intensive care units was studied in this large-scale randomized trial.  The researchers collected data from 20 participating hospitals in 2012 to see if universal gowning and gloving would be found to reduce the acquisition of MRSA or VME (antibiotic-resistant infections).  There was no compelling statistical evidence that universal gowning and gloving should be used for all patients in ICUs to achieve this objective.

Source: Harris, A.D., Belton, B., and others.  Universal glove and gown use and acquisition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the ICU: a randomized trial.  JAMA, Oct. 4, 2013 [published online before print].  Click here for access to article: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1746112&utm_source=Silverchair%20Information%20Systems&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JAMA%3AOnlineFirst10%2F04%2F2013.  There is also an editorial and a video!  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org




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