50ml Pocket Bottle with spray head – Carton of 50.
50ml Pocket Bottle with rocker top – Carton of 50.
70% alcohol hand rubs are an established alternative to soap and water when hand washing is impractical or impossible.
Published work confirms the effectiveness of hand rubs introduced into healthcare settings.1- 8
Alcohol based hand disinfectants are known to have antimicrobial activity against vegetative bacteria, mycobacteria and a variety of fungi due to their ability to denature microbial proteins. 70% alcohol solutions have proven the most effective also in virucidal action against a number of enveloped viruses including Influenza virus, HIV, Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV) and Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).9,10 This multi-microbiocidal activity led to the development of the alcohol hand hygiene products used widely today.
It is, however, important to ensure that the product you select is capable of performing the task effectively and is formulated to assist in achieving high levels of staff compliance and hand disinfection policies. The BS EN 1500 Standard tests the efficacy of hand rub products by simulating the practical conditions under which they are used and assesses their effectiveness compared to a reference product.
Guest Medical Alcohol Hand Rub has been demonstrated to conform to BS EN 1276 and BS EN 1500 Standards. (Testing performed by an independent UKAS accredited laboratory.)
The Pocket Bottle
Designed for healthcare personnel who may prefer not to have their alcohol hand rub on display whilst working. These 50ml bottles are available with either a spray head or a rocker top.
1. Department of Health. Standard Principles for preventing hospital-acquired infections. J Hosp Infect. 2001; 47(Supp): S21 – S37.
2. Pratt RJ, et al. epic2: National evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare-associated infections in NHS hospitals in England. J Hosp Infect. 2007; 65(Suppl): S1-64.
3. Sproat LJ, Inglis TJ. A multi-centre survey of hand hygiene practice in intensive care units. J Hosp Infect. 1994; 46: 137 – 148.
4. Pittet D, et al. Effectiveness of a hospital-wide programme to improve compliance with hand hygiene.Lancet 2000; 356: 1307 – 1312.
5. Bellamy K, et al. A test for assessment of ‘hygienic’ hand disinfection using rotavirus. J Hosp Infect. 1993;24: 201 – 210.
6. Thakerar A, Goodbourn C. Alcohol handrubs v soap. Alcohol Hand-Rub removes MRSA. BMJ 2003; 326:50.
7. Rotter ML Arguments for alcoholic hand disinfection, J Hosp Infect. 2001; 48(Suppl): S4 – S8.
8. Bischoff WE, et al. Handwashing compliance by health care workers: The impact of introducing an accessible, alcohol-based hand antiseptic. Arch Intern Med. 2000; 160: 1017 – 1021.
9. World Health Organization. WHO recommended Handrub Formulations. Available from: https://www.who.int/infection-prevention/tools/hand-hygiene/handrub-formulations/en/
10. World Health Organization. WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in healthcare. Available from: https://www.who.int/infection-prevention/publications/hand-hygiene-2009/en/