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Hand Sanitizer vs. Soap and Water: Which Hand Hygiene Method Should You Use?

Posted by DebMed on Sep 10, 2015 9:30:00 AM

When it comes to cleaning one's hands in a healthcare setting, the general rule of thumb is to use soap and water to wash hands if they are visibly soiled. Otherwise, hand sanitizer is sufficient. Let’s take a closer look at this rule.

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Topics: hand hygiene, sanitizer, soap

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