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Well-Hydrated Hands, Clean Fingernails Essential

Hand hygiene is a major aspect of infection control, and use of lotions, proper grooming of fingernails, and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) can influence skin integrity and hand hygiene. Lotions: Skin integrity is an important factor in hand hygiene. The primary defense against infection and transmission of pathogens is healthy, unbroken skin. Frequent handwashing with soaps and antiseptic agents can cause chronic irritation and chronic contact dermatitis. The pote more...
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