WASH YOUR HANDS, GEOFFREY

Researchers from the University of New South Wales found that doctors and nurses failed to properly wash their hands when no one was watching. The researchers were looking at the Hawthorne effect with hand washing compliance.

VEGEMITE AND WOUND CARE

Wound care is one of those nursing skills that is important but is frequently applied in a haphazard fashion. A recent study in the British Journal of Nursing found that cardiac nurses in Irish hospitals had knowledge deficits about wound healing and the signs and symptoms of surgical site infection.