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ID (ISN) del documento108812
Número CIS 08-1310
ISSN - Título de la serie 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Año 2007
Número de serie
Autor(es) Kampf G., Löffler H.
Título Prevention of irritant contact dermatitis among health care workers by using evidence-based hand hygiene practices: A review
Información bibliográfica Oct. 2007, Vol.45, No.5, p.645-652. Illus. 52 ref.
Acceso Internet 08-1310.pdf [en inglés] [en inglés]
Resumen Irritant contact dermatitis is often found on the hands of healthcare workers and is generally caused by frequent hand washing, gloves, aggressive disinfectants or detergents. Alcohols have only a marginal irritation potential, although they may cause a burning sensation on pre-irritated skin. A burning sensation when using alcohols therefore suggests that the skin barrier is already damaged. Most clinical situations require the use of an alcohol-based hand rub for decontamination, which is especially useful for reducing the nosocomial transmission of various infectious agents. Washing one's hands should be the exception, to be performed only when they are visibly soiled or contaminated with blood or other body fluids. The overall compliance rate in hand hygiene was only found to be around 50%, and mostly consisted of washing hands with soap and water. Consequences of these findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) detergentes; alcoholes; eczema; personal de los servicios de salud; higiene corporal; hospitales; mano
Descriptores (secundarios) revisión bibliográfica; higiene laboral; infracción de las normas de seguridad; métodos de trabajo y seguridad; substancias irritantes
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaAlemania
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Skin diseases
Health care services