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NURSE STUDENTS` OPINION ABOUT THE NEED OF HAND SKIN CARE

N. Nuri, A. Georgieva

Abstract


The purpose of this communication is to explore nurse students` opinion about and attitudes to the need of hand skin care of as part of the hand hygiene of medical staff and their behavior in this respect. A complete analysis of the literature and survey method were applied. The opinion of an anonymous group of 30 students from the 4th course of the specialty of nursing` at the Medical University of Varna was analyzed by direct inquiry in June 2012. Most nurse students recognized the need of hand skin care and they did. it permanently (64%). Very few respondents took care of their hand skin with appropriate medical cosmetics (14%). A quarter of respondents were inconsistent in the care of skin on their hands, and very few of the respondents did not use cosmetics at all (12%). Usage of knowledge, skills and habits in nurse students for hand skin care will help the implementation of high quality, effective, efficient and safe patient care.



Keywords

nurse students, skin care, inquiry, cosmetics


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