Archive August 2007 VIII, No. 8

Where's the Rub on Alcohol?

Alcohol-based surgical rubs are sometimes criticized, but are the concerns valid?

Dianne Taylor, Contributing Editor


Alcohol kills more bacteria faster than other antimicrobials commonly found in surgical hand antiseptics, yet some question its role as a surgical rub, its antimicrobial longevity and its dermal compatibility. Are these concerns valid? Here's what we found out.

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