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Comparison of Hand Antiseptic Effects and Costs of 0.5 w/v% Chlorhexidine Gluconate/Ethanol Lotion and 4 w/v% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Scrub

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  • 0.5w/v%グルコン酸クロルヘキシジンエタノールローションおよび4w/v%グルコン酸クロルヘキシジンスクラブの手指消毒効果および経済効果の比較
  • 0 5w v% グルコンサン クロルヘキシジン エタノール ローション オヨビ 4w v% グルコンサン クロルヘキシジン スクラブ ノ シュシ ショウドク コウカ オヨビ ケイザイ コウカ ノ ヒカク

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  Preoperative hand washing is normally based on scrubbing with 4% chlorhexidine gluconate, but the Guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nows recommends waterless methods using quick-drying antiseptics. Therefore, hand antiseptic effects and costs were compared between a 0.5 w/v% chlorhexidine gluconate/ethanol lotion preparation and 4 w/v% chlorhexidine gluconate by the glove juice method in 22 nurses. No significant difference was observed in antiseptic effects between the two agents immediately and 3 hours after hand washing, but the ethanol-based preparation was more cost effective.<br>

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