In this section
handrub:an alcohol -containing
preparation designed for application to the hands for reducing the
number of viable microorganisms on the hands.
Antimicrobial soap: soap containing an antiseptic agent
hands: to reduce bacterial
counts on hand by performing antiseptic hand rub or antiseptic hand
Hygiene:a general term that
applies to decontaminating hands by means of handwashing,
antiseptic handwash, antiseptic hand rub or
surgical hand antisepsis.
Handwashing:washing hands with plain (i.e. Non-anti-microbial)
soap and water.
Soap:refers to detergents that
do not contain anti-microbial agents or contain low concentrations
of antimicrobial agents that are effective solely as