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5 Shocking Stats About Doctors

Nina Kim | NursingLink

#1: Doctors DON’T Wash Their Hands

UV light showing the amount of germs on unwashed hands

It’s common knowledge that washing your hands is the best way to avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs and infection. Most people wash their hands before preparing food or treating wounds and after they use the bathroom or handle dirty objects, like money or diapers.

As a health care professional, you probably know the proper hand-washing guidelines through and through and follow them, but did you know more than half of doctors don’t? It’s been reported that 60% of doctors don’t follow hand-washing guidelines.

Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

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