Are we doing everything we can to fight infections?

Posted by Alastair Monk PhD on 7/20/15 3:44 PM


Think of how many times you touch a doorknob or sit on an examination table in a doctor's office - bacteria is everywhere.

Then think of how many times you touch your face or itch your nose. Research shows that people touch their faces an average of 3.6 times per hour and common objects an average of 3.3 times per hour. This rate of touching means that people are likely to spread bacteria and germs at a rate much higher than hand-washing can eliminate.

Is there anything we can do to counter these dramatic statistics?

To find out Dr. Monk's conclusions on this critical issue, please read the article at Becker's Infection Control and Clinical Quality.

Most Touched & Most Contaminated


Topics: Infection Control