Hand Hygiene - Alcohol-based Hand Products

Do we have to use alcohol-based hand products?

Accredited organizations are required to provide health care workers with a readily accessible alcohol-based hand product. However, use of such a product by any individual health care worker is not required. The guidelines describe when this type of cleaner may be used instead of soap and water. If a healthcare worker chooses not to use it, then soap and water should be used instead.
Last updated on April 11, 2016
Manual: Laboratory
Chapter: National Patient Safety Goals NPSG

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