Baczip Alcohol Handrub
Unlike other antiseptics and antibiotics, there is no reported or likely resistance to alcohol - based handrubs. Indeed, the more it is appropriately used, the less antibiotic - resistant bacteria are able to spread.
Modern alcohol - based handrubs should not (if used correctly) dry the hands. Some staff may be familiar with the generation of alcohol - based handrubs which contained no skin softeners (emollients). Today's handrubs all contain skin softeners which help prevent drying. Of the published studies available, many describe that nurses who routinely use alcohol rubs have less skin irritation and dryness than those using soap and water. Alcohol handrubs will sting if the staff member has any cuts or broken skin. Such areas should be covered with waterproof plasters. Allergic contact dermatitis due to alcohol - based handrubs is very rare.