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1. Patel, Anish. Impact of Finger Rings on the Presence of Bacteria on Healthcare Providers' Hands.

Degree: MPH, Public Health, 2018, Georgia State University

Despite some evidence that suggest that finger ring use is associated with higher bacterial colonization, healthcare providers continue to wear finger rings in a healthcare setting. The aim of this systematic review was to synthesize the evidence to date regarding whether finger ring use increases bacterial colonization of healthcare providers' hands. Articles that studied the association finger ring use with hand hygiene and bacterial colonization were searched using PubMed, Google Scholar, and Georgia State University's online library systems. The overall results of this review suggest that finger ring use does increase the bacterial colonization on the hands of HCPs but not with significant difference when compared to no finger ring use; therefore, further research needs to be conducted to decide whether finger rings should be used in a healthcare setting or not. Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Lisa Casanova, Dr. Ashli Owen-Smith.

Subjects/Keywords: Healthcare providers; finger rings; hand hygiene.

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APA (6th Edition):

Patel, A. (2018). Impact of Finger Rings on the Presence of Bacteria on Healthcare Providers' Hands. (Thesis). Georgia State University. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/iph_theses/560

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Patel, Anish. “Impact of Finger Rings on the Presence of Bacteria on Healthcare Providers' Hands.” 2018. Thesis, Georgia State University. Accessed September 25, 2018. https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/iph_theses/560.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Patel, Anish. “Impact of Finger Rings on the Presence of Bacteria on Healthcare Providers' Hands.” 2018. Web. 25 Sep 2018.

Vancouver:

Patel A. Impact of Finger Rings on the Presence of Bacteria on Healthcare Providers' Hands. [Internet] [Thesis]. Georgia State University; 2018. [cited 2018 Sep 25]. Available from: https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/iph_theses/560.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Patel A. Impact of Finger Rings on the Presence of Bacteria on Healthcare Providers' Hands. [Thesis]. Georgia State University; 2018. Available from: https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/iph_theses/560

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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