Pre surgical hand preparation: moving from tradition
Sunday, October 2, 2016
The theory of pre surgical hand preparation dates back centuries, and the same basic principles remain today. However, the historical methods of using a scrubbing brush with certain soap-based products has been proven to irritate the skin on hands making it somewhat counterproductive. An alternative, alcohol hand rub, has been found to be superior to traditional hand scrubs with studies showing that this is the case. This article takes the reader through the evidence that might enable for a change to the current practice of pre surgical hand preparation.
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