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What is appropriate glove use in dermatitis prevention?

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  • Article: Gallagher R, Sunley K (2012) Appropriate glove use in dermatitis prevention. Nursing Times; 108: 37, 12-14.
  • Author: Rose Gallagher is infection control adviser; Kim Sunley is senior employment relations adviser, both at Royal College of Nursing, London.

THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT

  • RCN guidelines on glove use
  • How to prevent contact dermatitis from glove use
  • When to wear gloves
  • When not to wear gloves
  • How to manage dermatitis

YOU WOULD BE LIKELY TO REFERENCE THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING:

  • Contact dermatitis
  • Risk assessment
  • Glove use
  • Hand hygiene

IN WHAT SITUATIONS WILL THIS ARTICLE BE USEFUL FOR ME?

This article will help you to understand the factors that can cause dermatitis. It explains the appropriate use of gloves so that they are not worn unnecessarily. This article will give you information on how to prevent dermatitis and how to manage it if it does occur.

QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MENTOR/TUTOR

  • Why is it not better just to wear gloves for hand hygiene?
  • How will having dermatitis affect me at work?

STUDENT NT DECODER

  • Dermatitis: an inflamed rash of the skin which is usally red and itchy
  • Contact dermatitis: skin inflammation from being in contact with a particular substance. Nurses are prone to contract dermatitis from latex gloves.
  • Enzymatic detergents: detergents which contain enzymes used to break down the proteins in foods, making them better for removing stains. This type of detergent can cause dermatitis
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