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Running head: EFFECTIVE HAND HYGIENE FOR SKIN INFECTION IN JAILS Effective hand hygiene to prevent spread of skin infection in jails Problem Identification Infection control is one of the issues in the prison system which is the most difficult to resolve. Infection is a major source of diseases in the prison systems and it is liable to cause major health issues for the inmates as well as the prison guards and administrators (Rohde, 2006).
The risk of being afflicted with contagious diseases like scabies, pediculosis, dermatophysis, and viral diseases is high in the prison setting. Moreover, stress in the jails also cause the exacerbation of skin diseases like psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, acne, and alopecia (Roodsari, et.al., 2007). Furthermore, high-risk behaviors within the prison systems including drug abuse, tattooing, and unprotected sex, are some of the health issues which exacerbate the health issues in the prison systems. Roodsari and colleagues (2007) were able to carry out a study reviewing common skin diseases among prison inmates and within the prisoners and jail institutions they covered, they were able to establish that common diseases include truncal, tinea versicolor, facial acne, dry skin, hand eczema, accessory nipple, and scabies. Most of those afflicted with scabies have spent about 0.25 to 5 years in prison, and those without scabies have spent an average of 2.8 to 2.2 years in prison (Roodsari, et.al., 2007). A history of addiction also exacerbated cases of facial acne. ...