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National Infection Prevention and Control Manual


Updated Hand Hygiene: Surgical Hand Antisepsis in the Clinical Setting literature review now available

07 Jul 2023

This review examines the available professional literature on Hand Hygiene: Surgical hand antisepsis in the clinical setting and has been updated using the two-person methodology as described in the NIPCM Development Process.

Key changes include the addition of sections outlining legislative requirements relating to surgical hand antisepsis products, an updated definition of surgical hand antisepsis and an updated recommendation, advising to wash hands with an antibacterial hand wash product prior to the first operation of the day.”