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MRSA No Reason for Doctors to Ditch the White Coat

British physicians are banned from wearing white coats and long-sleeved garments in an effort to decrease the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other bacteria within hospitals. Colorado researchers say the Brits have it all wrong.

1 comments on "MRSA No Reason for Doctors to Ditch the White Coat"
Linda Riley, RN Inf Prevent Mgr (3/10/2011 at 2:43 PM)

It's a lot easier to wash your hands effectively if you don't have on rings, bracelets, watches and long sleeves. That's why I would want to see "naked below the elbow."