Research for infection protection

Gaps in coverage

Fluorescent test lotion and UV light box to monitor gaps in coverage
UV light box to monitor gaps in coverage

Term for certain areas on the hand that are not covered during hand disinfection, and thus may pose a risk of transmission. 

In the meantime, it has been proven scientifically that the responsible application of hand disinfectants involves fewer gaps in coverage than the standard method following EN 1500. To monitor possible gaps in coverage under UV light it is appropriate to use a fluorescent test lotion, e.g. Visirub®. 

See also Fluorescence »