Correct use of gloves and how to protect the skin
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Correct use of gloves and how to protect the skin

Erin Dean , Health journalist

The latest guidance and resources from the RCN on appropriate glove use

Essential information

Hand hygiene is an essential part of safe nursing care. Wearing gloves is part of good hand hygiene, but inappropriate use of gloves can lead to work-related contact dermatitis on nurses’ hands.

Nursing Standard. 34, 10, 67-68. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.10.67.s24

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