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Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic: Two powerful agents, one effective product

To be effective, a hand hygiene product needs to provide both instant and long-acting germ-killing action, offering the maximum amount of protection and helping to prevent the spread of infection.

3M™ Avagard™ (Chlorhexidine Gluconate 1% Solution and Ethyl Alcohol 61%, w/w) Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic is the only FDA NDA approved hand antiseptic with two proven active ingredients for both immediate and long-term action. The unique formulation makes it a good fit for surgical, invasive procedures and critical care areas.

 

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3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic Documents

3M™ Avagard™ Chlorhexidine Gluconate 1% Solution and Ethyl Alcohol 61%, w/w) Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic MSDS

3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic FAQs

Question: How often should I use 3M™ Avagard™ Chlorhexidine Gluconate 1% Solution and Ethyl Alcohol 61%, w/w) Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic?
Answer: We recommend using 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic as the first scrub of the day and before entering a sterile environment. Hands should be washed any time there is a possibility there has been contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials or surfaces, when hands are visibly soiled.

Question: Can I use 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic with moisturizers for the first scrub of the day?
Answer: 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic is FDA NDA approved for use as a surgical hand antiseptic. Avagard is intended to be used the first and every scrub of the day.

Question: Is 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic with moisturizers compatible with lotion?
Answer: 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic can be used with CHG compatible lotions, such as 3M™ Cavilon™ Moisturizing Hand Lotion.

Surgical Soap and Scrub Links

Efficacy of an alcohol chlorhexidine hand hygiene program in a hospital with high rates of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA
https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2005/183/10/efficacy-alcoholchlorhexidine-hand-hygiene-program-hospital-high-rates

Chlorhexidine Expanding the Armamentarium for Infection Control and Prevention
http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/46/2/274.short

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