Alcohol handrubbing and chlorhexidine handwashing are equally effective

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Abstract:

We conducted a randomized controlled trial in a tertiary-care hospital in a real-time setting to evaluate the effectiveness of 3 hand hygiene protocols in reducing hand carriage of methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus among health care workers. Our study shows that use of alcohol handrub, either covering all hand surfaces in no particular order or using the 7-step technique, and chlorhexidine handwashing were equally effective in removing hand carriage of these pathogens.

Reference:

Ho, H.J., Poh, B-F., Choudhury, S., Krishnan, P., Ang, B. and Chow, A. (2015) Alcohol handrubbing and chlorhexidine handwashing are equally effective in removing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from health care workers’ hands: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Infection Control. July 11th. [epub ahead of print].

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