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Use Proper Hand Hygiene Technique, Agent for the Job

The primary functions of skin are to reduce water loss, provide protection against abrasive action and microorganisms, and to act as a permeability barrier to our environment. Therefore, having intact skin is important for health care workers. Hands vs Disease Transmission: To transmit health care–associated pathogens from 1 patient to another via the hands of health care workers, the organisms present on a patient’s skin must first be transferred to a health care worker's hands an more...
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