Approximately one in five nurses develop hand dermatitis – a painful, debilitating condition which may require nursing staff to be moved out of clinical areas due to the risk of infection from damaged skin.
Hand dermatitis can be caused by frequent exposure to water, cleaning agents and inappropriate glove use.
Over or under use of gloves can put you and your patients at risk of infection.
Types of glove fall into two main categories – examination and protective. It’s therefore crucial to carry out a risk assessment to decide whether, and which type of gloves to wear.
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