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SILVA, Darlyani Mariano da et al. Hands hygiene and the use of gloves by nursing team in hemodialysis service. Rev. Bras. Enferm. [online]. 2018, vol.71, n.4, pp.1963-1969. ISSN 1984-0446.


to analyze the adhesion of the nursing team to the practice of hands hygiene (HH) and the use of latex gloves in a hemodialysis service.


this is a descriptive-exploratory study with a quantitative approach, performed between August and October 2016 in a hemodialysis service in the countryside of São Paulo State, Brazil, where the nursing team adhered to HH and the use of gloves. All ethical aspects have been contemplated.


there were 1090 opportunities for HH, with the adhesion rate being only 16.6%. Regarding the use of gloves, of the 510 opportunities observed, there was correct use in 45%, reuse in 25% and absence of latex gloves in 29% of the time.


the rate of HH and adherence to gloves is far from ideal, contributing to the increased risk of infection for both the user and the professional.

Keywords : Hands Hygiene; Kidney Dialysis; Nursing Team; Hospital Infection; Universal Precautions.

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