Handwashing and disinfection of heavily contaminated hands--effective or ineffective?

@article{Kjlen1992HandwashingAD,
  title={Handwashing and disinfection of heavily contaminated hands--effective or ineffective?},
  author={H Kj\olen and Bj\org Marit Andersen},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={1992},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={61-71}
}
Hands are among the principal vehicles for transfer of nosocomial pathogens in hospitals. Often, outbreaks of infection are thought to be caused by a lack of compliance with handwashing guidelines, rather than due to the inadequacy of the handwashing agents used. In this study the effectiveness of proper handwashing and the use of three different hand disinfectants: ethanol 70% (E), isopropanol 40% (I) and alcoholic chlorhexidine (70%) (AC) was compared using three volunteers whose fingertips… CONTINUE READING

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