Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 14
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Nazaroff, William W 2016. Indoor bioaerosol dynamics. Indoor Air, Vol. 26, Issue. 1, p. 61.


    AlGhamdi, Khalid M. AlHomoudi, Fahad A. and Khurram, Huma 2014. Skin care: Historical and contemporary views. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, Vol. 22, Issue. 3, p. 171.


    Darmstadt, Gary L. Hussein, Mohamed Hassan Winch, Peter J. Haws, Rachel A. Lamia, Mohsen El-Said, Mohsen A. Gipson, Reginald F. and Santosham, Mathuram 2007. Neonatal home care practices in rural Egypt during the first week of life. Tropical Medicine & International Health, Vol. 12, Issue. 6, p. 783.


    Thurston, Alan 2004. Sacred rituals in the operating theatre: summarising the science. Current Orthopaedics, Vol. 18, Issue. 2, p. 135.


    2004. Recommended Practices For Surgical Hand Antisepsis/Hand Scrubs. AORN Journal, Vol. 79, Issue. 2, p. 416.


    McCormick, Rita D. Buchman, Tracy L. and Maki, Dennis G. 2000. Double-blind, randomized trial of scheduled use of a novel barrier cream and an oil-containing lotion for protecting the hands of health care workers. American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 28, Issue. 4, p. 302.


    Jenner, E.A. Mackintosh, C. and Scott, G.M. 1999. Infection control – evidence into practice. Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol. 42, Issue. 2, p. 91.


    Larson, E. 1999. Skin Hygiene and Infection Prevention: More of the Same or Different Approaches?. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 29, Issue. 5, p. 1287.


    Larson, Elaine L. Norton Hughes, Carrie A. Pyrek, Janine D. Sparks, Sheila M. Cagatay, Esra U. and Bartkus, Joanne M. 1998. Changes in bacterial flora associated with skin damage on hands of health care personnel. American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 26, Issue. 5, p. 513.


    Larson, E. Friedman, C. Cohran, J. Treston-Aurand, J. and Green, Susan 1997. Prevalence and correlates of skin damage on the hands of nurses. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, Vol. 26, Issue. 5, p. 404.


    Larson, Elaine L. 1995. APIC guidelines for handwashing and hand antisepsis in health care settings. American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 23, Issue. 4, p. 251.


    Larson, Elaine L. 1994. Draft APIC guideline for handwashing and hand antisepsis in health care settings. American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 22, Issue. 5, p. A25.


    Larson, Elaine Anderson, John Ken Baxendele, Lynn and Bobo, Linda 1993. Effects of a protective foam on scrubbing and gloving. American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 21, Issue. 6, p. 297.


    Schneider, T. 1991. Indoor aerosols: measurement and analysis. Journal of Aerosol Science, Vol. 22, p. S817.


    ×

The dispersal of bacteria and skin scales from the body after showering and after application of a skin lotion

  • G. S. Hall (a1), C. A. Mackintosh (a1) and P. N. Hoffman (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022172400065384
  • Published online: 19 October 2009
Abstract
Summary

Application of a skin lotion to the body after showering greatly reduced the number of bacteria and skin scales dispersed from 10 men and 10 women. This effect lasted for at least 4 h when surgical clothing was worn. The use of a skin lotion to reduce bacterial dispersal could provide a simple and inexpensive alternative to an ultraclean air system or uncomfortable operating clothing during surgery requiring these procedures.

Copyright
Corresponding author
* Address for correspondence: Health and Safety Executive, Occupational Medicine and Hygiene Laboratories, 403–405 Edgware Road, London, NW2 6LN, UK.
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

H. R. Bernard , R. Speers Jr, F. W. O'Grady & R. A. Shooter (1965 a). Airborne bacterial contamination. Investigation of human sources. Archives of Surgery 91, 530533.

C. A. Evans (1975). Persistent individual differences in the bacterial flora of the skin of the forehead: numbers of Propionibacteria. Journalof Investigative Dermatology 64, 4246.

O. M. Lidwell , E. J. L. Lowbury , W. Whyte , R. Blowers , S. J. Stanley & D. Lowe (1982). Effect of ultraclean air in operating rooms on deep sepsis in the joint after total hip or knee replacement: a randomised study. British Medical Journal 285, 1014.

P. D. Meers (1983). Ventilation in operating rooms. British Medical Journal 286, 244245.

N. J. Mitchell , D. S. Evans & A. Kerr (1978).Reduction of skin bacteria in theatre air with comfortable, non-woven disposable clothing for operating-theatre staff. British Medical Journal 1, 696698.

W. C. Noble (1961). The size distribution of airborne particles carrying Clostridium welchii. Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology 81, 523526.

W. C Noble , J. D. F. Habbema , R. van Furth , I. Smith & C. de Raay (1976). Quantitative studies on the dispersal of skin bacteria into the air. Journal of Medical Microbiology 9, 5361.

P. Williamson & A. M. Kliqman (1965). A new method for the quantitative investigation of cutaneous bacteria. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 45, 498503.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Epidemiology & Infection
  • ISSN: 0950-2688
  • EISSN: 1469-4409
  • URL: /core/journals/epidemiology-and-infection
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×