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Testing of the World Health Organization recommended formulations in their application as hygienic hand rubs and proposals for increased efficacy

Published inAmerican journal of infection control, vol. 40, no. 4, p. 328-331
Publication date2012
Abstract

In Central Europe, alcohol-based hand rubs have been the preferred choice for hand hygiene, whereas, in other countries, other preparations have been used that are based on other active agents. Recently, a move towards alcohol-based hand rubs has begun, but they may be costly and unaffordable to some. Therefore, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended 2 hand rub formulations (WHO I and WHO II) for local production in health care settings where commercial products are not available or are too expensive.

Keywords
  • 2-Propanol/administration & dosage
  • Austria
  • Bacterial Load
  • Cross-Over Studies
  • Disinfectants/administration & dosage
  • Escherichia coli/drug effects/isolation & purification
  • Ethanol/administration & dosage
  • Hand/microbiology
  • Hand Disinfection/methods
  • Humans
  • Infection Control/methods
  • Prospective Studies
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Universities
  • World Health Organization
Citation (ISO format)
SUCHOMEL, Miranda et al. Testing of the World Health Organization recommended formulations in their application as hygienic hand rubs and proposals for increased efficacy. In: American journal of infection control, 2012, vol. 40, n° 4, p. 328–331. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2011.06.012
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