Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Mar;37(3):337-9. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.289. Epub 2015 Dec 18.

A Novel, Sporicidal Formulation of Ethanol for Glove Decontamination to Prevent Clostridium difficile Hand Contamination During Glove Removal.

Author information

1
1Geriatric Research,Education, and Clinical Center,Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center,Cleveland,Ohio.
2
2Research Service,Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center,Cleveland,Ohio.
3
3Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine,Cleveland,Ohio.

Abstract

Decontamination of gloves before removal could reduce the risk for contamination of hands of personnel caring for patients with Clostridium difficile infection. We demonstrated that a novel sporicidal formulation of ethanol rapidly reduced C. difficile spores on gloved hands without adverse odor, respiratory irritation, or staining of clothing.

PMID:
26679745
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2015.289
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Cambridge University Press
Loading ...
Support Center