Surgical hand disinfection

Preoperative rub-in procedure by the application of a hand disinfectant before donning surgical gloves. Aims at the hands' microbial flora...

Washing of the hands (handwashing)

Mainly to remove visible soils and – only to a small extent – to reduce microbial colonisation of the skin (e.g. in case of contamination with spores of C. difficile). Handwashing is far less indicated than generally believed. Hence...

Global Handwashing Day on 15.10.

On October 15, Global Handwashing Day is making a strong case for the importance of hand hygiene in general and handwashing for the 15th time. Find more information about the significance of maintaining healthy skin for effective hand hygiene here.
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