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OPRP - Hand Hygiene References

  1. Patrick, D, Findor G, Miller T: Residual moisture determines the level of touch-contact-associated bacterial transfer following handwashing.  Epidemiology and Infection (1997) 119(3):319-25.
  2. Kampf G, Ostermeyer C:  Efficacy of alcohol-based gels compared with simple hand wash and hygienic hand disinfection. J Hosp Infect (2004) 56:513-515
  3. FDA:  Hand Hygiene in Retail and Food Service Establishments (2003); US FDA CFSAN, http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~comm/handhyg.html
  4. Boyce JM, Pittet D,:  Healthcare Infections Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force.  Hand hygiene guidelines for health-care settings.  MMWR 2002; 51(PP-16): 1-45.
  5. Kramer A, Rudolph P, Kampf G, Pittet D: Limited efficacy of alcohol-based hand gels. Lancet (2002);359:1489-1490.
  6. Sattar SA, Springthorpe VS, Tetro J, Vashon R, Keswick B:  Hygienic hand antiseptics: should they not have activity and label claims against viruses? Am J Infect Control (2002) 30(6):355-372.
  7. Sattar SA, Abebe M, Bueti AJ, Jampani H, Nuwman J, Hua S:  Activity of an alcohol-based hand gel against human adeno-, rhino-, and rotaviruses using the fingerpad method. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol (2002):21:516-519.
  8. Kohan C, Ligi C, Dumigan DG, Boyce JM:  The importance of evaluating product dispensers when selecting alcohol-based handrubs. Am J Infect Control (2002): 30(6):373-375.
  9. Sattar SA, Ansari SA:  The fingerpad protocol to assess hygienic hand antiseptics against viruses. J Virol Methods (2002):103(2):171-181.
  10. Widmer AF:  Replace hand washing with the use of a waterless alcohol hand rub? Clin Infect Dis (2000) 31(1):136-143.

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