PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer

FDA Healthcare Personnel Handwash (HCPHW)

Efficacy Testing Requirements
Developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), this test is the required standard of efficacy established by the FDA. It is used to determine the effectiveness of antimicrobial handwash and hand rub agents designed for frequent use at reducing transient bacterial flora on hands.

The FDA requires that antimicrobial handwash and hand rub agents achieve a 2-log10 reduction at Application 1 and a 3-log10 reduction at Application 10.

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Did You Know

IHI estimates that an HAI can add an average of 9 days to the length of a stay for patients – resulting in an estimated $20,000 per case.1
1. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (2006) Protecting 5 million lives from harm: Reduce methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection how to guide. Retrieved from http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Programs/Campaign.

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