7 Feb, 11 | by Bob Phillips
It’s now been some years since I’ve felt comfortable working with the feel of soft cotton on my elbows. Even when not in a designated clinical zone, its sort of wrong. Anyway, after the success of ‘wash your hands’ decade in making millions of people have cracked, sore skin, there’s a thrust to the obsessive wiping of stethoscopes too.
But how ‘evidence based’ is this new hygienic puritanism?