Skin Irritation and Dryness Associated With Two Hand-Hygiene Regimens: Soap-and-Water Hand Washing Versus Hand Antisepsis With an Alcoholic Hand Gel

@article{Boyce2000SkinIA,
  title={Skin Irritation and Dryness Associated With Two Hand-Hygiene Regimens: Soap-and-Water Hand Washing Versus Hand Antisepsis With an Alcoholic Hand Gel},
  author={J. Boyce and S. Kelliher and N. Vallande},
  journal={Infection Control \&\#x0026; Hospital Epidemiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={21},
  pages={442 - 448}
}
Objective: To compare the frequency of skin irritation and dryness associated with using an alcoholic–hand-gel regimen for hand antisepsis versus using soap and water for hand washing. Design: Prospective randomized trial with crossover design. Irritation and dryness of nurses' hands were evaluated by self-assessment and by visual assessment by a study nurse. Epidermal water content of the dorsal surface of nurses' hands was estimated by measuring electrical capacitance of the skin. Setting… Expand
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