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Revising Nightingale's legacy

  The recent editorial from this Journal does well to highlight the benefits of hand hygiene once again [ 1 ]. It is entirely appropriate to support the need for clean hands, especially during an ongoing pandemic. But there is another message that seems to have got lost. This message is about cleaning the surfaces that hands touch, since hands only require attention because of their capacity for contact with a host of contaminated sites [ 2 ]. Why is there this perpetual disconnect between hands and hand-touch sites? Does it not make sense to tackle the cleaning aspects of both?

  • Type:

    Letter

  • Date:

    19 March 2020

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Elsevier BV

  • DOI:

    10.1016/j.jhin.2020.03.016

  • Cross Ref:

    S0195670120301158

  • ISSN:

    0195-6701

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Dancer, S. (2020). Revising Nightingale's legacy. Journal of Hospital Infection, 105(2), ‏ 344-345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.03.016

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Keywords

Microbiology; Infectious Diseases; Handwashing

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