Which statement about hand washing is true? Policy and procedure require hand washing when caring for clients.
A. Frequent hand washing reduces transmission of pathogens from one client to another. B. Wearing gloves is a substitute for hand washing. C. Bar soap, which is generally available, should be used for hand washing. D. Waterless products should t be used in situations in which running water is unavailable.
Frequent hand washing reduces transmission of pathogens from one client to another.-rationale: even if the nurse wears gloves, she must wash her hands before and after client contact because thorough hand washing reduces the risk of cross-contamination. she shouldnt use bar soap because its a potential carrier of bacteria. soap dispensers are preferable, but they must be checked for bacteria. when water is unavailable, the nurse should use a liquid hand sanitizer to wash her hands.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: comprehensionreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 708.