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Perceptions and Barriers to Universal Gloving for Infection Prevention: A Survey of Healthcare Workers and Patients

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 September 2015

Nadia Masroor
Affiliation:
Infection Prevention Program, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Summer D. Donovan*
Affiliation:
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Kakotan Sanogo
Affiliation:
Infection Prevention Program, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Leah Couture
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.
Janis Ober
Affiliation:
Infection Prevention Program, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Michael P. Stevens
Affiliation:
Infection Prevention Program, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Gonzalo Bearman
Affiliation:
Infection Prevention Program, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
*
Address correspondence to Summer Donovan, DO, VCU Medical Center, Box 980163, Richmond, VA 23298 (sdonovan@mcvh-vcu.edu).

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