Alcohol Hand Rub 500ml ‘Boston Shaped Bottle’ (Case Of 25 Bottles)
70% alcohol hand rubs are an established alternative to soap and water when hand washing is impractical or impossible. Published work confirms the effectiveness of hand rubs introduced into modern hospitals.1- 8
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Conforms to EN1500
It is, however, important to ensure that the product you select is capable of performing the task effectively. The EN1500 Standard tests the efficacy of hand rub products by simulating the practical conditions under which they are used and assesses their effectiveness compared to a reference product.
Guest Medical alcohol hand rub has been demonstrated to conform to the EN1500 Standard. (Testing performed by the Hospital Infection Research Laboratory, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham.)
The Guest ‘Tottle’ was the first alcohol hand rub ‘personal’ dispenser to be supplied to the NHS. Clipped to your pocket or belt, it ensures that the facility to disinfect your hands is with you wherever you may need it.
50ml Pocket-carry bottles are also available for health care personnel who may prefer not to have their alcohol hand rub ‘on display’ whilst working. These are available with either a spray head or a flip-top and squeeze dispenser head.
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2. Pratt RJ, et al. epic2: National evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare-associated infections in NHS hospitals in England. J Hosp Infect. 2007; 65(Suppl): S1-64.
3. Sproat LJ, Inglis TJ. A multi-centre survey of hand hygiene practice in intensive care units. J Hosp Infect. 1994; 46: 137 - 148.
4. Pittet D, et al. Effectiveness of a hospital-wide programme to improve compliance with hand hygiene. Lancet 2000; 356: 1307 – 1312.
5. Bellamy K, et al. A test for assessment of ‘hygienic’ hand disinfection using rotavirus. J Hosp Infect. 1993; 24: 201 - 210.
6. Thakerar A, Goodbourn C. Alcohol hand rubs v soap. Alcohol Hand-Rub removes MRSA.BMJ 2003; 326: 50.
7. Rotter ML Arguments for alcoholic hand disinfection, J Hosp Infect. 2001; 48(Suppl): S4 – S8.
8. Bischoff WE, et al. Handwashing compliance by health care workers: The impact of introducing an accessible, alcohol-based hand antiseptic. Arch Intern Med. 2000; 160: 1017 – 1021.