Hand Washing for Patients: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines


( Last Updated : March 9, 2020)
Project Status:
Completed
Project Line:
Reference List
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Summary of Abstracts
Project Number:
RB1446-000

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Question


  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of hand washing with soap and water compared with hand sanitization solutions for patients?

  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of hand washing with soap and water for patients?


Key Message

​​No relevant clinical evidence or evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of soap and water for hand washing compared with hand sanitization solutions for patients.