Nurses: Avoid negative consequences of over-washing hands

Nurses: Avoid negative consequences of over-washing hands

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As a nurse, regularly washing your hands is unavoidable and could result in skin damage. Here are some tips to improve your dry hands.
5 Nov 2016 - General
I don't know how many times I wash my hands in a day as it is quite countless. Aside from washing my hands for procedures, though at times I use sterilium instead, I wash my hands every in between seeing patients. On the note of washing hands between patients I also arrange my patients in a way that I see the most infectious one last and the most prone to infection first or those with low to no risk for infection. My hand definitely need a good moisturizer. I just tend to forget to do so at ...
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Hand washing is truly unavoidable when you’re in the health care profession, especially if you get in contact with patients almost every moment of the day. While we could neglect our skin due to very hectic schedules, its also good to take time to nourish hardworking hands. For some, like me, lotion may not be a very effective moisturizer, so I usually choose thicker formulations like salves and body butters that are especially formulated to moisten the thicker skin of the hands. I prefer natura...
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Good hand hygiene, regular hand washing from patient to patient is very important to prevent the spreading of hospital acquired infections among the patients. Sometime, we do use the alcohol based hand sanitizer as well. I would agree that excessive hand washing without proper protection of our hands may cause some skin damage. A good hand lotion will be the best way to prevent skin damage by moisturising the hand. I would say most of the healthcare settling do have a lot of hand lotion, togethe...
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That is true Madhubabu kaaja. During my duty days, we can't avoid the fact that we over wash our hands more often. We only knew it when we feel that our hands turns dry and sometimes it feels like irritable. And as mentioned in the article i did everythig that it is stated. It is really helpful and relieve the uncomfortable feeling. Because after those incident, i always bring with me my lotion and moisturizer...
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