'Superbugs' found on many hospital patients' hands and what they touch most often. For decades, hospitals have worked to get staff to wash their hands and prevent the spread of germs. But a new study suggests they may want to expand those efforts to their patients, too. Fourteen percent of 399 hospital patients had 'superbug' antibiotic-resistant bacteria on their hands or nostrils early in their hospital stay, and nearly a third of tests for such bacteria on objects that patients commonly touch came back positive. Source 5b.
I guess the best way to encourage patients to wash their hands is to at least place sanitizers closer to them so that they can take less effort to clean their hands without seeing it as a big "Task".
Edited: Felipe on 18th Apr, 2019 - 10:51pm