66% of RNs say condition of hands impacts job satisfaction: 4 insights

Written by Mary Rechtoris | November 29, 2017 | Print  |

A Medline whitepaper detailed nurses' perceptions on the condition of hands as well as glove use and hand hygiene.

Here is what the whitepaper found:

1. Ninety-four percent of RNs experience skin irritation.

2. More than half (57 percent) said their hands' condition influences how frequently they wash or sanitize their hands.

3. Sixty-six percent reported their hands' condition impacts job satisfaction.

4. When asked if the condition of hands impacted quality of life, seventy-nine percent agreed with this statement.

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