Does the clinical use of ethanol-based hand sanitizer elevate blood alcohol levels? A prospective study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Ethanol-based hand sanitizers (EBHSs) are used in most health care facilities in the United States. Infection control personnel advocate the use of generous quantities of EBHS before and after contact with patients. Although it is assumed that little systemic absorption of ethanol occurs during EBHS use, many alcohols are absorbed to varying… (More)

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