What is the ‘bare below the elbow’ principle in hand hygiene?

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The local policy applies the ‘bare below the elbow’ principle utilising evidence from DOH, suggesting that for effective hand hygiene and good practice all staff must comply with sleeves only to the elbow and must not wear any wrist or hand jewellery. However, in relation to ethical issues a research article suggests that a Muslim healthcare worker left the NHS due to compromising her faith stating, “there is absolutely no scientific basis for what they...
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