News

Have You Heard of Bare Below the Elbows? What is it?

Jamie Abbott

Tags nurse uniforms, nurse watches, style tips

  Have You Heard of Bare Below the Elbows?  What is it? “Infection prevention and control is an essential element of patient care and one that has often been undervalued in recent years....” Bare Below the Elbows or BBE is a policy that has been in effect in hospitals in the UK since 2008 and in Australia since 2010.  The positive feedback from this initiative has prompted a growing number of healthcare institutions in North America to do the same.  BBE recommends that the absence of wristwatches facilitates more effective hand washing thus reducing healthcare associated infection.  BBE means that...