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Author: Kampf G et al. (2013) Source: Oral presentation given at the 2nd International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC), Geneva, No. 007.

PRESENTATION

Kampf G et al. (2013)

Lesser and lesser – the impact of small volumes in hand disinfection on quality of hand coverage and antimicrobial efficacy.

Topic:

With some alcohol-based hand rubs a volume of 1.1 mL is recommended per application but it is unknown if such a small volume is sufficient to cover both hands, and it is controversial if it fulfills current efficacy standards. Kampf et al. determined hand coverage of three hand rubs applied with various volumes. Data indicate that all tested hand rubs applied with a volume of 1.1 mL are not suitable to ensure complete coverage of both hands and that hand rubs based on 70% ethanol do not fulfill the current US efficacy standard requirements with 1.1 ml.

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Source:
Oral presentation given at the 2nd International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC), Geneva, 2013, No. 007.