Hand hygiene in the dermatologist's office: To wash or to rub?

Title

Hand hygiene in the dermatologist's office: To wash or to rub?

Creator

Messina M J; Brodell L A; Brodell R T; Mostow E N

Publisher

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Date

2008
2008-12

Description

Hand hygiene is a central factor in preventing the spread of disease in the dermatologist's office. The role of hand washing and alcohol-based hand rubs is considered with emphasis on compliance, effectiveness,side effects, and cost. Specific recommendations highlight the importance of using alcohol-based hand rubs as an adjunct to traditional hand-washing methods. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2008;59:1043-9.)

Subject

Dermatology; efficacy; alcohol; transmission; infections; regimens; disinfection; health-care workers; irritant contact-dermatitis; propanol; skin irritation

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

1043-1049

Issue

6

Volume

59

Citation

Messina M J; Brodell L A; Brodell R T; Mostow E N, “Hand hygiene in the dermatologist's office: To wash or to rub?,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed November 30, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/9107.

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