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Med students might brush up on hand-washing: study
Modern Healthcare

Knowledge of proper hand hygiene may be sorely lacking among doctors-to-be, according to a study.

Researchers from Hannover Medical School in Germany surveyed 85 third-year medical students, asking them to indicate appropriate times for hand-washing. Only one-third of the students were able to identify all of the five correct scenarios, including “after removal of gloves,” and “before preparation of intravenous fluids,” from a list of seven.