Order Codes

Product

Code

Wall Mounted Dispenser Unit for 800ml cartridge.

H8753

800ml refill cartridge for Wall Mounted dispenser Unit.                         Carton of 10 cartridges.

H8754

Wall Mounted Dispenser Unit with re-fillable reservoir.

H8758

5 litre refill container of alcohol hand rub.                                              Carton of 4 x 5 litre containers.

H8755

Pump Dispenser for 5 litre refill container.

H8756

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 the BS EN 1500 Standard. (Testing performed by the Hospital Infection Research Laboratory, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham.)

 

Wall Mounted Dispenser Units

Available with an easily replaceable 800ml sealed cartridge to prevent cross-contamination and ensuring ease of operation or a 900ml re-fillable reservoir.

References:

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/