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Type: Journal article
Title: The surgical scrub - who cares?
Author: Maddern, G.
Citation: ANZ Journal of Surgery, 2004; 74(9):720-720
Publisher: Blackwell Science Asia
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 1445-1433
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Guy J. Maddern
Abstract: Comments on the article "In-use efficacy of a chlorhexidine in alcohol surgical rub: a comparative study," by E.A. Grabsch, et al, in a 2004 issue of the "ANZ Journal of Surgery." Failure of the study to link the hand washing technique used with any clinical outcome achieved; History of the idea to use alcohol rub in preoperative hand hygiene practice; Need for hospital administration and staff to understand the enormous cost of deep infections in surgical patients.
Keywords: Hand washing
surgical scrub
hand-care & hygiene
preoperative care
Description: The definitive version is available at Article first published online: 20 SEP 2004
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-1433.2004.03172
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