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Effectiveness of handwashing with electrolyzed water and its comparison with several types of handwashing methods against bacteria on hands after nursing procedures



Effectiveness of handwashing with electrolyzed water and its comparison with several types of handwashing methods against bacteria on hands after nursing procedures



Biocontrol Science 7(3): 155-162



To examine the antibacterial effectiveness of handwashing with electrolyzed water (EW) when everyday nursing procedures are performed, the cleansing effectiveness of washing for 10s or 30s with EW, washing with 7.5% (w/v) povidone-iodine liquid (Pl-washing), washing with medicated liquid soap (mls-washing), and washing with non-antiseptic, plain liquid soap (ls-washing) was compared. When the bacterial counts from hands after nursing procedures were 103cfu/hand or greater, it was suggested that washing for 10s or 30s with EW could be expected to have the same level of washing effectiveness as that for mls-washing or ls-washing. Compared to Pl-washing, however, the survival ratios were higher. When the bacterial counts from hands were less than 103cfu/hand after nursing procedures, washing for 10s or 30s with EW was more effective than ls-washing. Furthermore, EW could keep the bacterial counts from hands as low as those after Pl-washing. Based on the above results, washing with EW was as effective as mls-washing, and though slightly less effective than Pl-washing, it was considered that the same level of effectiveness seen with Pl-washing could be expected for relatively lightly contaminated hands after daily nursing procedures.

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