Let’s stop reaching for gloves by default
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Let’s stop reaching for gloves by default

Kate Simpson Assistant professor of nursing, University of Nottingham

Effective hand hygiene protects patients, staff and the planet, which is why we need to challenge inappropriate glove use

When my mother received end of life care in hospital and then in a care home earlier this year, her care was exemplary, her death dignified and the staff compassionate and kind.

Nursing Standard. 38, 9, 17-17. doi: 10.7748/ns.38.9.17.s9

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