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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate a third of all healthcare associated infections can be prevented through better infection control programs. Proper hand hygiene was defined as the single most important measure for preventing the spread of infection.1

1. The impact of alcohol hand sanitizer use on infection rates in an extended care facility. Fendler EJ, Ali Y, Hammond, BS. Am J Infect Control 2002;30:226-33

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