ACT Hand Protect
Protecting hands is protecting livesHand hygiene is described by many healthcare workers as the single most important tool in preventing the spread of healthcare-associated infections between patients.
Bacteria have been found on healthcare workers hands after activities such as wound care, and intravascular catheter care, but also after so-called “clean” contact, such as taking a patient’s pulse, temperature or blood pressure.
However, direct patient contact is not the only way bacteria can end up on healthcare workers hands. Touching microbe filled surfaces in the patient environment or simply touching a contaminated chart at the nurses’ station is enough.
Most hospitals have hand hygiene policies in place that guide their employees to wash and disinfect their hands before patient contact. But it is not as simple as it seems.
Michael Edmond, MD, MPH, the Richard P. Wenzel professor of internal medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Virginia Commonwealth University:
“The issue is that you have to practice proper hand hygiene at a high level of compliance for it to work. There are so many opportunities for hand hygiene, and it is difficult to get to a level of compliance where we’re able to make changes to infection rates.”
According to new CDC data, approximately one in 25 patients acquires a health care-associated infection (HAI) during their hospital care, adding up to about 722,000 infections a year.
Of these, 75,000 patients die of their infections.
Better tools – better results
Insufficient hand hygiene is not only a problem in the healthcare sector. Studies have shown that improper food handling practices can contribute to approximately 97% of food borne illnesses in food-service establishments.
Fortunately the issue can be handled by focusing on hand washing and disinfection routines. Conventional hand disinfection vaporises after approximately 90 seconds. Leaving hand and skin fresh and ready to new contamination.
In contract ACT Hand Protect and ACT Hand Protect Soap works like an invisible glove, eliminating microbes for a minimum of 3 hours once applied.
Introducing ACT Hand Protect
ACT Hand Protect disinfects and leaves long-lasting protection against a wide range of bacteria and viruses. The product gives you protection between hand washing and when hand washing is not an option.
The product provides extremely effective protection against bacteria and viruses, such as influenza, and it provides powerful protection against other pathogens. The product is water-based and contains no alcohol. Consequently, the user will not experience dry skin.
ACT Protection has passed several EN tests – most importantly, the EN 1500 and EN 12791. Passing these tests demonstrates that the product is suited for use in the healthcare industry, e.g. as a disinfectant
The long-lasting effect of the product makes it ideal for hand and skin disinfection. Tests carried out on ACT Hand Protect demonstrate an antibacterial effect for at least 3 hours after application.
ACT Hand Protect is a suitable sanitiser approved for use in the healthcare industry and other facilities with close human contact, e.g. day-care centres, schools, etc. The product is also suitable for use in the food industry.
- Effective protection for hands and skin for at least three hours
- No alcohol – no dry skin
- No allergens
- Odourless, or with a light scent of peach
- Available ACT Hand Protect and ACT Hand Protect Soap
- ACT Hand Protect Soap, cleans and disinfects simultaneously
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