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Wiping Is Inferior to Rubbing: A Note of Caution for Hand Hygiene With Alcohol-Based Solutions

Published inInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 39, no. 3, p. 332-335
Publication date2018
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We evaluated whether hand wiping is noninferior to hand rubbing in reducing the bacterial concentration on hands. In 20 healthy volunteers, hand wiping with or without an alcohol-based solution was inferior to hand rubbing with an alcohol-based solution. This finding warrants a note of caution for the application of wipes in health care. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:332-335.

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ORY, Jérôme et al. Wiping Is Inferior to Rubbing: A Note of Caution for Hand Hygiene With Alcohol-Based Solutions. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2018, vol. 39, n° 3, p. 332–335. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.307
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