Exploring the potential of antimicrobial hand hygiene products in reducing the infectious burden in low-income countries: An integrative review.

@article{Huberts2016ExploringTP,
  title={Exploring the potential of antimicrobial hand hygiene products in reducing the infectious burden in low-income countries: An integrative review.},
  author={Jessie de Witt Huberts and Katie Greenland and W P Schmidt and Val Curtis},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={
          764-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this review was to understand whether adding antimicrobial agents to hand hygiene products could increase the health benefits of handwashing with plain soap (HWWS) in low-income settings. METHODS A review of experimental studies comparing the effects of HWWS with antimicrobial soap and waterless hand sanitizer on health and hand contamination in naturalistic conditions was conducted. In addition, an analysis was completed of the evidence from laboratory studies… CONTINUE READING