Healthcare revolves around taking care of patients and their needs, sometimes overlooking the needs of caregivers themselves. This is especially true when it comes to skin care. Skin is the largest organ in the body and it is exposed to a multitude of harmful pathogens on a daily basis.

Working as a healthcare professional in a challenging and dynamic environment, it is important to follow appropriate hygiene and to protect and nourish skin.

  1. Hand Hygiene Procedures Keeping hands clean is very important because poor hand hygiene can lead to the spread of infections. The basic elements of hand hygiene are hand washing, disinfection and hydration.
  2. Effects of Poor Skin Condition Constant hand washing and hand sanitizing is essential but can cause skin irritation. Poor condition of healthcare professional's hands can directly and negatively affect their job in several ways.
  3. How to Improve Skin Condition To ensure good patient care, healthcare professionals need to take good care of their hands. It is important to raise awareness on how to improve skin condition among staff with education and prevention.

  1. Preventive Products As it is necessary for healthcare professionals to use gloves every day, Medline has developed two gloves that may help take better care of their hands by preventing dry, irritated skin.

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