Despite the daily efforts of hospital infection control teams, hospital workers only get hand cleansing right 40% of the time.
No matter how you greet someone, washing your hands often will do more to keep you from spreading germs than giving someone a first bump. It’s especially important if you are in the hospital, or visiting someone in the hospital. (No matter where you are, if you don’t know where someone else’s hands have been, the fist bump may not be a bad option.)”
Learn more on Fist bump better than handshake for cleanliness by Howard LeWine, M.D. via Harvard Health Blog