Fighting infection: UW Hospital asking all ICU visitors to wear gowns and gloves
Doctors, nurses and visitors at UW Hospital's main intensive care unit are putting on gowns and gloves when seeing all patients, in a national study of whether the precautions curb infection rates. Since January, workers at UW Hospital have been using gowns and gloves for all patients in the 24-bed Trauma and Life Support Center. Visitors are being told to do the same. The hospital is one of 20 hospitals participating in a CDC-sponsored study called Benefits of Universal Glove and Gowning, or BUGG.
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