Navigation Links
The hazards of using disinfectant hand gel

According to researchers in Dallas, using disinfectant gels, rather than hand rubs, for hospital hand washing may lead to a decrease in hygiene. Getting doctors and nurses to wash their hands between each patient is thought to be a major advance in reducing hospital infections.// Soap and water is used in US, while in Europe, an alcohol-based rub is more common. Both have drawbacks soap and water is time consuming, the rubs are drying to the skin.

That's why disinfectant gels might be initiated. But although they might be easier on the hands, the anti-microbial action of the gels isn't necessarily so good. Researchers at the University of Geneva, and colleagues in Germany, compared a range of gels and four alcohol-based hand rinses with the performance of a standard disinfectant, 2-propanol.

They found that none of the gel formulations was as good as the 2-propanol at killing bacteria. However, the rinses did give as good a performance as 2-propanol. Substituting gels for rinses might help doctors and nurses look after their hands but they may be a health hazard to the patient.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Microwave radiation has no hazards
2. The hazards of domestic travel
3. Unpasteurised juices found to be potential health hazards
4. Poor health care in Russia maybe causing Decline in its Population
5. Multi billion-dollar suit filed against cell phone firm for causing brain tumours
6. Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery
7. Relief to pregnant women using fertility drugs
8. Ulcer causing bug found in stored food
9. Colon cancer risk linked to genes causing Hemochromatosis
10. Teens Misusing Nicotine-Replacement Products
11. Head injury X-rays may actually be causing harm
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/24/2017)... Orion, MI (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 ... ... insurance assistance, financial planning, and related services to families and business owners across ... initiative aimed at feeding regional families struggling with financial difficulties. , The Oxford/Orion ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Northridge dentists, Dr. ... for sleep apnea and TMJ at their office. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, ... obstructive type, is increasingly being treated at dental offices with newly developed procedures ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Gastro ... their partnership to prep patients for colonoscopy at the HyGIeaCare® Center that is ... Ave., Miami, FL. , The HyGIeaCare® Prep, cleared by the U.S. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “End Time GPS”: ... events will interrelate. “End Time GPS” is the creation of published author, Wesley ... while working on military munitions and space-vehicle projects. Now, at age ninety-one, he shares ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... & Seattle, WA (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... health emergency and now estimates that there could be four million Zika-related cases in ... epidemics to date with numbers of US cases reported per year skyrocketing to an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... , Mar 23, 2017 Research and Markets ... & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report to their ... The ... around 6.9% over the next decade to reach approximately $3.5 billion ... and forecasts for all the given segments on global as well ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017  Transportation Insight, a ... an end-to-end supply chain management firm with expertise serving ... Product Solutions Rick Zaffarano was named a ... the Supply Chain by the only publication exclusively dedicated ... food supply chain. "Rick has brought to ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... SILVER SPRING, Md. , March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... approval to Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of adults ... Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), including those who have not ... for metastatic MCC, a rare, aggressive form of skin ... the most common cancers, patients with a rare form ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: