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Chlorhexidine Bathing of Hospitalized Patients: Beliefs and Practices of Nurses and Patient Care Technicians, and Potential Barriers to Compliance

  • Andrea Green Hines (a1) (a2), Suzanne Nuss (a3), Mark E. Rupp (a1) (a4), Elizabeth Lyden (a5), Kate Tyner (a4) and Angela Hewlett (a1) (a4) (a5)...

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Address correspondence to Andrea Green Hines, MD, 985400 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-5400 (adgreen@unmc.edu).

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