Bathing hospitalized dependent patients with prepackaged disposable washcloths instead of traditional bath basins

Martin, E.T. et al. American Journal of Infection Control | Published online: 11 May 2017



  • Basins used for patient bathing may become contaminated with resistant organisms.
  • Disposal washcloths had no effect on prevention of infection in a randomized trial.
  • Skin deterioration was less among patients bathed by disposable washcloth.

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