October 1, 2015
All eyes on hand hygiene
PDI offers a hand sanitizer product in a convenient wipe, which Hudson Garrett, Jr., Ph.D., MSN, MPH, FNP, VA-BC, says was developed specifically for repeated use in healthcare environments and to counteract the drying effect of alcohol. "Sani-Hands Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes have added emollients to moisturize the user’s skin and can be used repeatedly by the healthcare provider with minimal risk for irritation. The formulation contains soothing aloe and vitamin E, and is clinically proven to moisturize skin after repeated use," Garrett said, asserting that te product removes dirt and soil better than gels and foams. "Because the wipe physically removes soil from the hands via mechanical friction, there is no build-up on the user’s hands, as is common with many alcohol-based gels and foams."