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Why your doctor's white coat can be a threat to your health.

Haun N, Hooper-Lane C, Safdar N. Healthcare Personnel Attire and Devices as Fomites: A Systematic Review. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2016;37(11):1367-1373.

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May 8, 2019
Haun N, Hooper-Lane C, Safdar N. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2016;37(11):1367-1373.

Health care providers are a known source of potentially harmful bacteria due to their perpetual interaction with germs during practice. This newspaper article reports on how clinician attire, stethoscopes, and technology can be contaminated with bacteria. Hand sanitizer placement, sleeve length, and laundering behaviors can reduce transmission of pathogens.

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Haun N, Hooper-Lane C, Safdar N. Healthcare Personnel Attire and Devices as Fomites: A Systematic Review. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2016;37(11):1367-1373.

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