Surgical hand hygiene: scrub or rub?

@article{Widmer2013SurgicalHH,
  title={Surgical hand hygiene: scrub or rub?},
  author={Andreas F Widmer},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={83 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S35-9
        }
}
Surgical hand hygiene is standard care prior to any surgical procedure. Per-operative glove punctures are observed in almost 30% of all interventions, and a risk factor for postoperative infections. In the past, washing hands with antimicrobial soap and water (surgical scrub) was the norm, mainly with chlorhexidine or iodine. More recently, alcohol-based hand rub has been successfully introduced, showing greater effectiveness, less irritation to the hands, and requiring less time than washing… CONTINUE READING

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