Clean boxed gloves versus sterile gloves for minor skin excisions: a prospective randomised controlled non-inferiority trial

Heal, Clare (2015) Clean boxed gloves versus sterile gloves for minor skin excisions: a prospective randomised controlled non-inferiority trial. In: Büttner, Petra, and Muller, Reinhold, (eds.) Epidemiology. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 251-253.

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[Extract] My role as Associate Professor in General Practice and Rural Medicine at the rural clinical school in Mackay involves teaching and research in the area of primary care, as well as practising as a general practitioner (GP). Mackay is an isolated rural town with a population of around 100 000. As a consequence of sun exposure and the Celtic origins of many of the local population, there is an extremely high incidence of skin cancer in the region. As there is no resident plastic surgeon or dermatologist, the majority of skin cancer is managed by GPs, and most of my research has focused on the GP management of skin cancer. My aim has been to improve the practical management of skin cancer by GPs, both in diagnosis and surgical management. This has led to a series of practice-based randomised controlled trials. In the process of our research, we have also established that we have a high baseline surgical site infection rate-the reason for this is unclear, but may be related to humidity, rurality, and occupation-and much of our research has explored surgical site infection.

Item ID: 40268
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
Keywords: clean boxed gloves, sterile gloves, randomised controlled trial
ISBN: 978-0-19-559731-8
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2016 02:50
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 80%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures @ 20%
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