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

In the US, the most frequent type of HAIs are UTI(36%), SSI (20%) and BSI and PNEU (11%), outside of intensive care units.1

1. Klevens R et al. Estimating healthcare associated infections and deaths in the US, hospitals, 2002. Public Health Report, 2007, 122:160-166.

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