Skin Health and Hand Hygiene in Healthcare

Resources for healthcare professionals created in collaboration with the RCN

In collaboration with the RCN, we have developed a suite of assets, resources, interviews and guidance to inform and guide nurses and healthcare professionals when caring for their skin.

With hand washing one of the key ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, there is an increased risk of dry, sore or even damaged skin. If left untreated or unprevented, there is a possibility that unhealthy skin could lead to the skin disorder, contact dermatitis, that may discourage hand hygiene actions.

It is key for healthcare workers including nurses to follow correct hand hygiene procedures, frequently moisturise, use appropriate products and keep an eye out for symptoms of skin damage.

Browse our resources below along with links to the RCN’s own webpage on skin health.

 

“Everyone is much more aware of the need to clean their hands regularly, whether with sanitiser or soap and water.
And with that, comes a heightened risk of sore hands.”

Rose Gallagher, Professional Lead for Infection Prevention and Control
at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Skin Health Resources

RCN Skin Health Survey

This national survey of RCN members gives us contemporary feedback on issues relating to skin (hand/wrist) health at work.
In collaboration with SC Johnson Professional.

RCN Skin Health Toolkit

The RCN's Skin Health Toolkit, provides you
with a set of, learning resources to support
you with maintaining healthy skin.

Free Support Materials

A range of free SC Johnson Professional support resources for you to raise awareness, educate users and promote effective hand hygiene in your Healthcare facility.

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