Jefferson School of Nursing's Dr. Manning Provides Comment on "Fist Bump" Hand Hygiene Study
Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, Associate Professor at the Jefferson School of Nursing, was tapped by national news media to provide perspective on healthcare implications of a popular study published in the United Kingdom.
The study "The Fist Bump: A More Hygienic Alternative to the Handshake" was published in the Journal of Infection Control.
Dr. Manning is president-elect of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, the organization that publishes the journal.
Rather than promoting the fist bump, Dr. Manning recommends promoting rigorous hand-washing and avoiding hand-to-hand greetings in healthcare settings.
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Video link: http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/1805/5245706?title=broadcast_local_2
USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/28/fistbump-handshake-germ-study/13170587/
Associated Press: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fist-bumps-less-germy-handshakes-study-says
NBC News.com: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fist-bump-your-doctor-it-may-be-less-germy-n165196
Today Show: http://www.today.com/video/today/55740175#55740175 (approximately 7 minutes into the segment)
BBC News: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28481957