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Hand Washing for Patients: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: March 9, 2020
Project Number: RB1446-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Device
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

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.