Tuesday, 27 September 2011

CDC is it not time for a review and update.

In 2002 the CDC in the US were very forward thinking in the development of Hand Hygiene Guidelines, it certainly has been one of the foundations for the increased knowledge for the need of strict hand hygiene protocols and the positive impact that has on reducing HCAI's.

Within that guideline they recommended the use of Alcohol Based Hand Rubs (ABHR's), the only product readily available at that time.

In the following nine years however there have been major steps forward with other products such as non alcohol based hand rubs and further information about ABHR's which should stimulate a long awaited unbiased review of all the products available, allowing new recommendations to be put in place.

Perhaps this is being done out of the public domain. In the fast changing world of healthcare protocols and procedures it seems that nine years for an updated recommendation on such a critical area such as Hand Hygiene and the impact on HCAI's is a very long time. 

I Wonder Why This is Not Publicised?

We assessed the ability of the residues of an alcohol-based hand gel (hand gel A) to support the survival of methcilin resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA) and Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii (ACCB).

MRSA and ACCB survived for 8 hours on hand gel A residue

Hand gel A is extensively used in UK hospitals and its residue left on high-touch surfaces may support the survival of bacteria that cause healthcare-acquired infections.

Taken from a study completed by UCH.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Ebiox Launches Updated Catalogue

With the ever evolving product offering from Ebiox Limited a new catalogue covering the full portfolio of products is now available.
New products include Natural Esense, our new all natural ingredient hand hygiene product which can also be used as a Surgical Hand Disinfection Rub. Trionic A2Z a simple, easy to use and low cost solution to area disinfection such as ambulances and wards, which will fit well into infection prevention and control protocols. Also introduced is a new dispensing system for the well established Trionic D cleaning and disinfection wipes, the system is primarily aimed at small clinical areas and ambulances.
For further information please contact sales@ebiox.co.uk