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More on hand sanitizer safety

Our recent post about alcohol-based hand sanitizer [1] generated quite a bit of interest, and also raised a few questions about patients that try to (and even succeed in) orally consuming hand sanitizers from dispensers inĀ  patient rooms.

That being said, you might be interested in a recent post on Mac’s Safety Space [2], which addresses this issue. The post also links to CMS requirements for healthcare facilities to guard against patients consuming hand sanitizer.

And if you haven’t already, check out that Hand Hygiene Data Collection Worksheet [3] in the Tools section.