At most hospitals these days, they seem to have an alcohol hand sanitizer (or as my daughter calls it, Hanitizer) dispensor outside the rooms. When you enter or leave the room, you're expect to give your hands a squirt of sanitizer.
Obviously, I want my hands to be sanitized, both before and after seeing the patient. But at the same time, why do these dispensors dispense so much alcohol?
I guess I have small hands, which means that the dispensor fills my entire palm with liquid that I then have to spend the next several minutes rubbing into my hands to dry off. Usually at the point someone in the room wants to shake hands with me, I have to apologize for my hands being wet (and cold, usually).
Lately, I've taken to just putting my hand under the dispensor and yanking it out before I can get the entire dose of alcohol. It's still a huge amount.