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Title: Low rates of cutaneous adverse reactions to alcohol-based hand hygiene solution during prolonged use in a large teaching hospital.
Authors: Graham, M;Nixon, R;Burrell, L J;Bolger, C;Johnson, Paul D R;Grayson, M Lindsay
Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Hospital, Austin Health, Heidelberg, VIC, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2005
Citation: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; 49(10): 4404-5
Abstract: We assessed cutaneous adverse reactions (CARs) to alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) after the introduction of a hand hygiene culture change program at our institution. CARs were infrequent among exposed health care workers (HCWs) (13/2,750; 0.47%; 1 CAR per 72 years of HCW exposure) and were not influenced by the duration or intensity of ABHR use but were associated with the presence of irritant contact dermatitis.
Internal ID Number: 16189134
DOI: 10.1128/AAC.49.10.4404-4405.2005
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Anti-Infective Agents, Local.adverse effects
Ethanol.adverse effects
Hand Disinfection.methods.standards
Hospitals, Teaching
Personnel, Hospital
Time Factors
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