Hand hygiene is acknowledged as the single most important measure to prevent nosocomial infections in the healthcare setting. Similarly, in non-clinical settings, hand hygiene is recognised as a key element in helping prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of three different disinfectant hand sanitizers in reducing the burden of bacterial hand contamination in 60 healthy volunteers in a community setting, both before and after education about the correct use of hand sanitizers. The study is the first to evaluate the efficacy and ease of use of different formulations of hand rubs used by the general population. The products tested were: Sterillium perfumed, liquid , desderman pure gel odorless, gel and Lavit perfumed, spray.
Hand Sanitizer Actives: A Review
Hand Sanitizers: A Review on Formulation Aspects, Adverse Effects, and Regulations
This paper is aimed at evaluation of the nursing interventions and to examine the research carried out in nursing. The major problem in this research was the increased absenteeism of children in school due to infections and illness-related absenteeism. The purpose of the research was to compare the effectiveness of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to the normal washing of hands in reducing infections and illness related absenteeism in school children. The researchers decide to carry out the research with an aim of reducing absenteeism in schools.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
This section presents ERG's literature review of preventive controls for microbiological, chemical, and physical food safety problems in the food processing industry. Microbiological safety hazards cause most of the foodborne illnesses and include pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Historically, pathogenic bacteria have been the most prevalent food safety hazard, with viral cases following closely behind according to the most recent CDC report on the etiology of foodborne illness CDC, Chemical food safety hazards vary widely, but the most common problems cited in the literature include contamination with pesticides, allergens, and natural toxins, including scrombotoxins found in fish and mycotoxins found in crops. Foreign objects, or physical safety hazards, are the least likely to affect large numbers of people and usually are easily recognized.
Metrics details. Absenteeism due to communicable illness is a major problem encountered by North American elementary school children. Although handwashing is a proven infection control measure, barriers exist in the school environment, which hinder compliance to this routine. Currently, alternative hand hygiene techniques are being considered, and one such technique is the use of antimicrobial rinse-free hand sanitizers.