Hand washing is the single most important activity for preventing cross-infection in all working environments. Alcohol hand gels are becoming increasingly common place because of their broad antimicrobial activity, in particular against the MRSA superbug.
Whilst risks associated with MRSA infection continue to be of major concern, the newer superbug, Clostridium difficile has gained increasing attention as the most serious cause of antibiotic associated diarrhoea. Clostridium difficile is another very hardy bacterium and can survive outside the body for long periods of time, posing particular risk to vulnerable people such as those in hospital, nursing homes and institutions.
- Delf’s alcohol hand gel formulation, HandiSan, is unique in being effective not only against MRSA, but also against Clostridium difficile.
- HandiSan conforms to EN1500, EN12054, EN1276, EN13727 (MRSA) and EN13704 (C. difficile)
Emollients are usually added to alcohol hand gels, however, this does not always prevent the skin from becoming uncomfortably dry. HandiSan’s advanced formulation also includes a rehydrating system that protects the skin from dryness and irritation, leaving the skin feeling well conditioned and smooth.