Hand hygiene Numerous studies and scientific data confirm that hand hygiene is the most important activity which helps limit the spread of infectious diseases. The statistical data demonstrate that in 50 percent of cases when a person needs to wash hands there will be no water and soap available. Given that in some cases washing hands becomes impossible, ethanol-based hand sanitizers are the most effective, fast and safe measure used to prevent numerous diseases including flu.
Main components The alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel with moisturizers and vitamins kills most of the common germs within 15 seconds. Moisturizers leave the skin soft and fresh after the gel application. The main advantage of the gel is that it can be carried at work and used for hand sanitizing whenever necessary without water, soap, and tissues. Moreover, gel application takes 15-20 seconds, less than a 1-2 minute hand washing. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers have for a long time been successfully used in many countries at work or for daily needs. Sanitizers are easy to use and practical; they are effective and absolutely safe which places them among essential consumer goods.
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a major problem in the present day. In addition to their underlying conditions, patients hospitalized in a medical institution are vulnerable to a number of HAIs (most commonly caused by Bacillus aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococci, and the Proteus species of bacteria). This consequently places patients at risk for more serious illnesses like pneumonia, infectious gastrointestinal diseases, and urinary tract infections in addition to postoperative wound abscesses and other inflammatory conditions. Overlapping with the underlying condition of a patient’s stay, an HAI can extend its duration and generate new problems, increase postoperative mortality and neonatal mortality, and have generally adverse effects on patient health. The number of HAI-affected patients has been estimated to reach from 10% to 70 % of patients hospitalized to inpatient facilities in the Russian Federation, with 2% of cases being lethal. The carriers of such infections are often healthcare professionals themselves.