Practices of skin care among nurses in medical and surgical intensive care units: results of a self-administered questionnaire

Katja Große-Schütte, Ojan Assadian, Nils-Olaf Hübner, Harald Löffler & Axel Kramer
Dermatitis of hands is a problem among nurses. The aim of this prospective questionnaire based survey was to analyze practice and knowledge of skin care of medical and surgical nurses. 250 questionnaires were distributed. 49% of respondent stated that they perform skin care at least 1–2 times/day. After hand-wash 15% of participants perform skin protection, after hand-disinfection only 2%. 40% give skin care products less than 3 minutes to be applied. It was shown that...