PROTECT v Alcohol Gel
HOW CAN NON-ALCOHOL BE BETTER THAN ALCOHOL BASED HAND SANITISER?
UPDATE - 4th March 2020
Public information campaign focuses on handwashing - GOV.UK
The following government link compiled from advice from Public Health England now doesn’t state alcohol hand gels but hand sanitisers.
PROTECT hand sanitiser has efficacy against various influenza strains and Coronavirus is a lower level virus.
Protect hand sanitiser is completely alcohol free and offers the following benefits:
1. 4 hours protection on the hands meaning that it only needs to be applied every 4 hours.
Alcohol needs to be applied very regularly on the hands and strips away the hands own defence system - the alcohol will kill pathogens but strip the defence away leaving the hands prone to more infection, sores, cracking and infection.
2. The Protect sanitiser kills vegetative C-Diff on the hands in under 2 minutes. Very few hand sanitisers that are alcohol free can offer this.
3. Protect has a built in moisturising capability leaving hands soft after use - user friendly to those with any skin complaints.
4. No odour unlike the strong smell of alcohol based products.
Get your PROTECT FOAM HAND SANITISER whilst stocks last.
CASE STUDY - ALDER HEY HOSPITAL
In April/May 2013 the Alder Hey IP&C team identified TECcare PROTECT as a potential replacement for their existing alcohol based hand rubs. TECcare PROTECT (see Figure 1) meets the NICE definition for hand rubs by having EN1500 certification.5
In addition, it is a water based, non-toxic, non-irritant, alcohol-free, broad spectrum bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal hand rub which offers prolonged antimicrobial protection for the skin and simultaneously sanitises and moisturises the skin during use.
A structured product evaluation took place across HDU and Cardiology where all staff were issued with individual 50ml tottles to determine user acceptance of the new product.
Staff feedback took place via structured questionnaires which were returned after the four week evaluation period.
In addition, the IP&C team monitored product usage over four weeks to determine product suitability for the new build when it opens.