Acceptability of Non-Alcohol-Based Sanitizer Products for Healthcare Hand Hygiene: Q&A With APIC

A reader of the Becker's Operating Room Clinical Quality & Infection Control E-Weekly contacted us with the following question. The answer to the question was provided by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.


Q: Is it acceptable to use non-alcohol-based sanitizer products for healthcare hand hygiene?

APIC: APIC follows CDC guidelines for hand hygiene which state that in healthcare settings, alcohol-based hand sanitizers should be used for hand hygiene.


A link to the guidelines may be found here: (pdf).


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