Comparison of surgical hand scrub and alcohol surgical hand rub on reducing hand microbial burden.
This study was performed to compare the effects of two hand decontamination methods on the microbial burden of operating room staff hands. The surgical hand washing methods compared were a traditional surgical hand scrub using a povidone iodine solution, and a social wash using a liquid non-antibacterial soap followed by the application of an alcoholic hand rub.
Nursing & Midwifery School, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
SourceJournal of perioperative practice 22:2 2012 Feb pg 67-70
Colony Count, Microbial
Pub Type(s)Comparative Study
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't