Watch out for infection control

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 30 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2167
  1. James Hotham, sixth form pupil, King Edward VI Five Ways School, Birmingham,
  2. Katie Warren, sixth form pupil, Tarporley High School, Tarporley
  1. hothamj{at}

    We arrived for our work experience at a busy teaching hospital with “bare below the elbows” ringing in our ears. We adjusted our clothing accordingly—leaving jacket, tie, jewellery, and watch at home and rolling up our sleeves. This would never be allowed …

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