Friday, May 20, 2011

Can a Necktie Make You Sick?

New legislation introduced in New York state would create an hygienic dress code for medical professionals in an attempt to reduce infections and thereby cut health care costs.

Syracuse's Post-Standard Editorial Board is encouraging of these efforts, but believes that to be truly successful at reducing facility acquired infections, a culture change is in order.  In their editorial, the board recommends that in addition to following a dress code, medical professionals should use checklists, commit to repeated hand-washing and consistently use gloves.

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