Health Beat: Cleaning your wounds

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Pictured is a bottle of hydrogen peroxide, a box of adhesive bandages, two cotton balls and a rumpled tube of antibiotic ointment. (Amanda Mills ~ CDC)

Science has shown that when participating in activities involving the delivery of healthcare-related services, an environment made as clean as possible is paramount when the goal of intervention is a positive, uncontaminated outcome. The inclusion of pathogenic organisms in the healthcare setting including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can all have negative consequences upon attempts at achieving a beneficial result.

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