Hand Cleaners & Sanitisers

The following are the types of hand hygiene:

  • Routine handwash.Use of water and non-antimicrobial soap for the purpose of removing soil and transient microorganisms.
  • Antiseptic handwash.Use of water and antimicrobial soap (e.g., chlorhexidine, iodine and iodophors, chloroxylenol [PCMX], triclosan) for the purpose of removing or destroying transient microorganisms and reduce resident flora.
  • Antiseptic handrub.Use of alcohol-based handrub.

Surgical antisepsis. Use of water and antimicrobial soap (e.g., chlorhexidine, iodine and iodophors, chloroxylenol [PCMX], triclosan) for the purpose of removing or destroying transient microorganisms and reduce resident flora. Recommended duration is 2-6 minutes.

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