oa Professional Nursing Today - Infection prevention and control : reviewing soap and detergents for procurement by healthcare facilities : infection control
|Article Title||Infection prevention and control : reviewing soap and detergents for procurement by healthcare facilities : infection control|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Professional Nursing Today|
|Publication Date||Mar 2012|
|Pages||44 - 47|
This article reviews the use of hand washing soap and detergent in a healthcare facility, with the goal of facilitating procurement of such products. Currently, three active antiseptic ingredients are used in soaps for infection prevention and control. These are chlorhexidine (povidone), iodine, and alcohol. In this article, these will be scrutinised. A précis of research, on the availability of hand washing facilities and hand hygiene culture in a healthcare setting, is included in the review.
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