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Healthcare Worker Perception of Bare Below the Elbows: Readiness for Change?

  • James Pellerin (a1) (a2), Gonzalo Bearman (a1) (a2) (a3), Jonathan Sorah (a2), Kakotan Sanogo (a2), Michael Stevens (a1) (a2) (a3) and Michael B. Edmond (a1) (a2) (a3)...

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Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, 1300 East Marshall Street, P.O. Box 980019, Richmond, VA 23298-0019 (jpelleri@mcvh-vcu.edu).

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Healthcare Worker Perception of Bare Below the Elbows: Readiness for Change?

  • James Pellerin (a1) (a2), Gonzalo Bearman (a1) (a2) (a3), Jonathan Sorah (a2), Kakotan Sanogo (a2), Michael Stevens (a1) (a2) (a3) and Michael B. Edmond (a1) (a2) (a3)...

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