About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

New Dress Code Guidelines a Positive Step Towards Reducing Infection, Say Doctors

by VR Sreeraman on September 18, 2007 at 3:24 PM
Font : A-A+

New Dress Code Guidelines a Positive Step Towards Reducing Infection, Say Doctors

Commenting on the Government's announcement regarding new dress code guidelines for health professionals, Dr Vivienne Nathanson, Head of BMA Science and Ethics, said:

"The BMA is pleased that the government has taken on board many of the recommendations outlined in the BMA's report on reducing hospital acquired infections, for example the call to for doctors to stop wearing ties and white coats in hospitals and how it was preferable for clinicians to wear short-sleeves.

Advertisement

"It is very important to emphasise, however, that clean hands, bare elbows and short-sleeves are only one aspect of preventing and controlling infection. A co-ordinated approach addressing all the relevant factors, for example dress code, bed occupancy, hygiene in hospital and isolation policies, is most likely to be successful.

We must also emphasise the importance of visitors using the antiseptic gels provided when they visit hospitals. Health professionals, patients and visitors all have a role to play in reducing hospital acquired infections.

"In addition, any new guidelines on dress code must be practical, realistic, and sensitive to different religious groups."

Source: BMA

Source: IANS
LIN/J
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Black Tea Protects against Blood Pressure and Heart Diseases
Green Mediterranean Diet may Help Repair Age-Related Brain Damages
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2022
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Flu 

Recommended Reading
UK Hospitals Failing Hygiene Standards
NHS Hospitals in UK are unable to meet key hygiene standards, reports say. Patients suffer in the .....
UK Hospitals to Ban Doctor's Traditional White Coats to Curb Spread of Superbugs
The trademark long-sleeved white coat of doctors is all set to go, for the health ministry in the .....
European Drivers Have Problem With Female Cops
European cops, including female officers with small chests and busts, will have to wear shiny ......

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
CONSULT A DOCTOR
I have read and I do accept terms of use - Telemedicine

Advantage Medindia: FREE subscription for 'Personalised Health & Wellness website with consultation' (Value Rs.300/-)