A close look at alcohol gel as an antimicrobial sanitizing agent.

  title={A close look at alcohol gel as an antimicrobial sanitizing agent.},
  author={Daryl S. Paulson and Eleanor J Fendler and Matthew J. Dolan and Russell A. Williams},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  volume={27 4},
BACKGROUND Hand transmission of microbes by health care workers is a primary cause of nosocomial infections in both long-term and acute care facilities. Compliance with effective handwashing and hand sanitization regimens can break this cycle. METHODS We investigated the antimicrobial efficacy and irritation potential of 5 handwash product regimens: a nonantimicrobial lotion soap, an antimicrobial lotion soap, an alcohol gel sanitizer, a nonantimicrobial lotion soap with an alcohol gel… CONTINUE READING
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