Ask the Editors
Infection Control - Hand Care (Sanitizer)
- Are waterless, alcohol-based hand antiseptics recommended over hand washing for routine use in clinical settings?
- There have been a number of waterless, alcohol-based hand antiseptics marketed in recent years; does this mean that hand washing is no longer considered effective or acceptable?
- After I use the alcohol-based hand antiseptic in the practice, I notice that my hands feel slippery and do not feel clean. Why does that happen and what can I do to take care of it?
- What should a proper hand washing agent be expected to accomplish?