- •After handwashing, the method of hand drying the most important factors that affect hand hygiene.
- •Staphylococcus aureus and the total bacterial load is higher in the blower outlet of the hand dryers than washed hand, blown air, and dried hand.
- •Total bacteria count in the unfiltered hand dryers is higher than that in the filtered hand dryers.
- •Using hand dryers negatively affects hand hygiene.
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