New Sanitizer Foam Innovation Delivers the Right Volume for Recommended Wet Contact Time - in a Single Dose.
Real-time data from eight million hand hygiene events revealed that 9 out of 10 healthcare workers access hand sanitizer using only one push of a dispenser, and as a result, may not be achieving hand hygiene compliance. As recommended by the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC), hand sanitizer volume should be such that it provides “15 seconds of rubbing” before drying.
As a result of these findings, Deb created a new dispensing technology called Optidose that delivers the optimal amount of foaming hand sanitizer to achieve the appropriate wet contact time – with just one dose. “We recognized it was easier to come up with a product that matched user practice, than try and change user behavior,” said David Green, Deb’s National Sales Manager - Healthcare Division.
“To get clean hands, it is very important to have your hands wet for 15 seconds – and it is easiest for all of us, if we can get that volume with one pump,” said Dr. Allison McGeer, Microbiologist, Infectious Disease Consultant, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. Wet contact time less than 15 seconds may be an indication too little product was applied to complete a proper hand hygiene event.
Optidose represents a balance that provides maximum efficacy to combat Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), yet is gentle enough on hands for multiple daily applications. It is a highly effective 72% Ethyl alcohol foam based handrub that fits within all existing Deb 1-litre foaming alcohol dispensers. Complete product details here...