Rubbed the Wrong Way
Avoid common misuses of alcohol-based hand rubs to improve your hand hygiene protocol.
Daniel Cook, Executive Editor
How hard can it be to wash your hands properly when you're using brush-free scrubs? Squirt. Rub. Let dry. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, as it turns out. Researchers have found that while waterless, alcohol-based hand rub agents are widely used in the perioperative setting, they're not always being used properly. And that, in turn, can nullify their infection-fighting efficacy.