- •Inappropriate glove use was frequently observed in this long-term care study.
- •Certified nursing assistants failed to change gloves when indicated 66% of the time.
- •Of the touch points, 44% of the gloved touch points were contaminated.
- •Contaminated gloves spread pathogens.
- •Work needs to be done to improve glove use to reduce cross-contamination and decrease the risk of infections.
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