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Hand antiseptics in a snap

According to the CDC, an estimated 80 percent of infections are transmitted by our hands. Hand hygiene is often the single most important practice to reduce the transmission of infections.1 3M™ Avagard™ hand antiseptics make hand hygiene a snap with three fast-acting choices for you to choose from. Learn more about our most popular hand antiseptics.

1 Am J Infect Control 2010 Jun, 38 (5 Suppl 1): S25-33. doi 10.1016/j.ajic. 2010.04.196.



3M™ Avagard™ Hand Hygiene Documents

3M™ Avagard™ Hand Hygiene Solutions FAQs

Question: Does 3M™ Avagard™ Instant Hand Antiseptic expire?
Answer: Yes, each package is printed with an expiration date.

Question: Does 3M™ Avagard™ Instant Hand Antiseptic contain triclosan or triclocarbon?
Answer: All US 3M™ Avagard™ hand hygiene products are not formulated with triclosan or triclocarbon.

Question: How much product is dispensed per pump?
Answer: Approximately 1 mL, but the exact amount varies with each product. See the product profile sheet for more information.


Hand Hygiene Links

AAOS Hand-hygiene recommendations
http://www.aaos.org/news/bulletin/dec07/clinical12.asp

ASC Quality Collaboration Hand Hygiene Toolkit, Ambulatory Surgery Centers
http://www.ascquality.org/handhygienetoolkit.cfm

CDC Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings
http://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene

CDC Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/

Joint Commission MEASURING HAND HYGIENE ADHERENCE: OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES
http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/hh_monograph.pdf

Joint Commission The Center for Transforming Healthcare
http://www.centerfortransforminghealthcare.org/projects/detail.aspx?Project=3

SHEA Improving Hand Hygiene A Guide for Improving Practices Among Health Care Workers
http://www.shea-online.org/GuidelinesResources/Guidelines/Guideline/ArticleId/8/Guideline-for-Hand-Hygiene-in-Healthcare-Settings.aspx

WHO Implementation Guide
http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_to_Implementation.pdf

WHO MDRO literature review
http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/MDRO_literature-review.pdf?ua=1

WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands - WHO's global annual campaign
http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en

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