Surgical hand antisepsis-a pilot study comparing povidone iodine hand scrub and alcohol-based chlorhexidine gluconate hand rub.

@article{Lai2012SurgicalHA,
  title={Surgical hand antisepsis-a pilot study comparing povidone iodine hand scrub and alcohol-based chlorhexidine gluconate hand rub.},
  author={Kah Weng Lai and Tun Lin Foo and Wilson Wei Xin Low and Ganesan Rajamoney Naidu},
  journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={12-6}
}
INTRODUCTION The surgeon uses different methods of surgical hand antisepsis with the aim of reducing surgical site infections. To date, there are no local studies comparing the efficacy of iodine hand scrub against newer alcohol-based hand rubs with active ingredients. Our pilot study compares a traditional aqueous hand scrub using 7.5% Povidone iodine (PVP-I) against a hand rub using Avagard: 61% ethyl alcohol, 1% chlorhexidine gluconate. The outcome measure is the number of Colony Forming… CONTINUE READING
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