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Focus on handwashing in hospitals has led to rise in staff dermatitis


I'm afraid I don't agree with the above. I worked on a surgical ward in the 70's, with constant washing, no access to proper gloves because we were not worth the cost of the good gloves that didn't fall off, and sore hands all the time. My hands are still sore and ruined even now and I can't tolerate much in the way of soap, alcohol gel etc. So yes, it's very important that Trusts buy into proper soap / wipes / creams and whatever else is needed to keep staff safe, and reduce cross-infection.

Posted date

13 February, 2015

Posted time

10:48 pm