Effectiveness of liquid soap vs. chlorhexidine gluconate for the removal of Clostridium difficile from bare hands and gloved hands.

@article{Bettin1994EffectivenessOL,
  title={Effectiveness of liquid soap vs. chlorhexidine gluconate for the removal of Clostridium difficile from bare hands and gloved hands.},
  author={Kris M Bettin and Connie Clabots and P A Mathie and Kevin Willard and Dale N. Gerding},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={15 11},
  pages={697-702}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare liquid soap versus 4% chlorhexidine gluconate in 4% alcohol for the decontamination of bare or gloved hands inoculated with an epidemic strain of Clostridium difficile. DESIGN C difficile (6.7 log10 colony-forming units [CFU], 47% spores), was seeded onto bare or latex gloved hands of ten volunteers and allowed to dry. Half the volunteers initially washed with soap and half with chlorhexidine, followed by the other agent 1 week later. Cultures were done with Rodac plates… CONTINUE READING