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Institutional hygiene

Institutional hygiene


Workers in daycare centers or institutions such as hospitals and eldercare should use good handwashing and hygienic techniques when going from child to child or patient to patient.

Review Date 3/13/2016

Updated by: Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.