Do you use hand sanitizers?

By Ken Buben, President, Fancy

Have you heard the 4 companies who make hand sanitizers have been told to stop claiming their products prevent infection by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ?

The agency “does not have sufficient evidence demonstrating that these products are safe and effective for these purposes,” the FDA said in a statement. The FDA told the four companies that claims made for the products — including hand sanitizers and soaps — violate federal law. As well as the MRSA claims, some of the products are claimed to prevent infection from E. coli and/or the H1N1 influenza.

To really prevent the spread of infections you must avoid touching all surfaces and wash hands properly. Wash hands often, especially before handling food, to help avoid getting sick. Wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds. For children, this means the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice.

Wash Hands Properly

And if you are a medical professional wear protective medical uniforms that are now available.

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3 Responses to Do you use hand sanitizers?

  1. Kim says:

    I use sanitizers now and then, but I don’t go crazy about it.

  2. thenerdynurse says:

    As a nurse I use it religiously, but I also wash my hands with soap and water frequently as well.
    It depends on type of contact you are having with your patients as to whether or not a full hand wash is merited over just sanitizing. I use sanitizer if I touch equipment, I wash my hands if I touch a warm body.

    Thanks for the link on your blogroll, btw.

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