Hand Disinfection

Hand Disinfection

During recent years, alcohol-based hand disinfection for hand hygiene is recommended when the hands are not visibly contaminated or wet.
By hand disinfection, the hands are injected into an alcohol-based fluid.
For example, ethanol, isopropanol or n-propanol can be used.
The alcohol-based products all have a great effect on microorganisms.
An alcohol concentration of between 70-85% in the product is required to make it most effective.

The time the alcohol is on the hands before it dries is crucial to the efficiency.
Therefore, it is important to use so much alcohol (2-5 ml) that your hands are wet for up to 30 seconds after applying the alcohol and that the alcohol is ignited.

Alcohol-based hand hygiene can only be used if the hands are not wet or visibly soiled by blood or other proteinaceous material such as urine or vomiting.

Alcohol-based hand disinfectants are available in a clean version but are often added to glycerol that softens the skin.

Research, especially over the last 5-10 years, has shown that there are many benefits of alcohol-based hand hygiene. Alcohol is more effective than bacteria than normal soap, it is faster and easier to perform hand hygiene with alcohol and is not dependent on whether there is a hand wash and paper towels present.

In addition, alcohol is more gentle for the skin than water/soap and paper towels.

JB Medico sells Hand Disinfection: To practitioners, dentists and many others where hygiene plays a major role + we make dispensers for bottles and bags!

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