[The use of a chlorhexidine-alcohol mixture as a hand rinse in a neonatal department].

  • T Maarschalk
  • Published 1983 in
    South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse…


Regular handwashing is considered to be a most important measure in the prevention of nosocomial infection. However, for practical reasons routine handwashing, before and after handling babies, is not strictly adhered to in the maternity nursery. As an alternative, more readily performed measure, regular handrinsing with an alcoholic chlorhexidine solution… (More)