Techniques and products for surgical hand antisepsis: a review of guidelines

Record ID 32015000227
Authors' recomendations: Two guidelines recommend that artificial nails and jewelry be removed prior to cleaning and soiled hands be washed with soap and water prior to surgical hand antisepsis. Surgical hand antisepsis techniques and agents include surgical hand scrubs with antiseptic soap or alcohol-based hand rubs. No recommendations on specific antiseptic agents were identified.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Hand Disinfection
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
Organisation Name: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
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