very schoolboy is told by his mum to wash his hands after going to the toilet. Unfortunately, it’s a lesson that hospital doctors still need to learn.
MRSA: Now wash your hands
NOW WASH YOUR HANDS: Our children may do it, but our doctors won't
After penicillin, perhaps the single greatest breakthrough of modern medicine was the idea that doctors should regularly wash their hands. ...
If in doubt, wash your hands.
This medical maxim, which is being tried out with good success by surgeons (see past stories in Treatment of the Month), has found its way into the military.