Quick Response: What should I use for washing my hands before gloving?
This question was submitted by a general dentist: What should I use for washing my hands before gloving?
Dr. Nita Mazurat, representing the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) has provided this quick initial response
To wash your hands prior to gloving, you can use plain or antimicrobial soap which are recommended for hand washing at the beginning and the end of the day. Your hand wash should be about 20 seconds long.
Between patients and if your hands are not visibly soiled, a shorter wash with plain water is adequate and a hand sanitizer can also be used.
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