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Hand Health

Hand Health2018-06-05T15:23:19+00:00

If your hands could talk…

Exam gloves often can be seen as purely utilitarian. But clinicians across the country say the healthcare industry is in need of a dire wake-up call about what’s happening under the glove. In fact, a Medline survey reveals that 79 percent of nurses say the condition of their hands impact quality of life.1

With nearly half of respondents to a recent RNnetwork nurse survey saying their workplaces don’t support a healthy work/life balance, new thinking and approaches to drive clinician well-being are critical to keep quality nurses in healthcare.2


57% of nurses say the condition of hands impacts frequency of washing or sanitization1

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Restore and hand health

Healthcare workers following hand hygiene protocols are 4.5 times more likely to suffer from moderate to severe skin damage than any other profession.3 So it’s no wonder hands are a caregiver’s most valuable set of tools but often the most vulnerable, as a result of constant hand washing, scrubbing and sanitizing.

Dry, cracked and irritated skin is not simply a vanity issue; it can also impact morale and job satisfaction.

Medline developed Restore exam gloves with maxOat+™, a proprietary blend of colloidal oatmeal, to demonstrate how safety and skin care can be achieved in one pair of gloves. In 2016, Restore received the Seal of Acceptance™ from the National Eczema Association. The organization is guided by physicians and scientists and dedicated to improving the quality of life for people who suffer from eczema and sensitive skin. Medline also expanded its Restore line earlier this year to include a thinner alternative offering superior tactile sensitivity called Restore Sense.


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84% of nurses say Restore had a positive impact on job satisfaction1

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  1. Data cited refers to Medline’s 10-day product trial. Data available upon request.
  2. RNnetwork Survey Finds Nearly Half of Nurses Considering Leaving the Profession. RNnetwork. Accessed September 29, 2017.
  3. Hand washing focus in hospitals has led to rise in worker dermatitis. The University of Manchester. Accessed September 29, 2017.