In vivo evaluation of the persistant and residual antimicrobial properties of three hand-scrub and hand-rub regimes in a simulated surgical environment.

@article{Beausoleil2012InVE,
  title={In vivo evaluation of the persistant and residual antimicrobial properties of three hand-scrub and hand-rub regimes in a simulated surgical environment.},
  author={Christopher M Beausoleil and Daryl S. Paulson and A Bogert and Gregory S. Lewis},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2012},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={283-7}
}
BACKGROUND The use of antimicrobial formulations for disinfecting hands prior to surgery has been shown to reduce the incidence of surgical site infections. Such formulations must demonstrate an immediate reduction of microbial flora on the hands that persists while the hands are gloved. AIM This study compared persistent and residual antimicrobial effects of three simulated in-use surgical hand-cleansing procedures, one using a scrub followed by a hand rub with products containing… CONTINUE READING
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