Evaluation of the bactericidal effect of five products for surgical hand disinfection according to prEN 12054 and prEN 12791.

@article{Marchetti2003EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the bactericidal effect of five products for surgical hand disinfection according to prEN 12054 and prEN 12791.},
  author={Mara Marchetti and Guenter Kampf and Gianfranco Finzi and Germano Salvatorelli},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={63-7}
}
Surgical hand disinfection (with an alcohol-based hand rub) and surgical handwash (with an antiseptic-based liquid soap) are accepted measures to reduce the risk for surgical site infections. The new European Standards allow a comparison of their antimicrobial efficacy. The bactericidal activity of surgical hand rubs [Sterillium and Softaman, (active ingredient=alcohols)] and handwashes [Derman plus (triclosan), Hibiscrub (chlorhexidine) and Betadine (PVP-iodine)] was tested according to the… CONTINUE READING
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