Hand hygiene—proper handwashing, hand antisepsis, or surgical hand antisepsis—is one of the most critical methods in preventing the spread of infections. Because your hands can easily come into contact with germs, maintaining proper dental hand hygiene is a strong first line of defense in protecting yourself and your patients from germs. Accordingly, keeping hands clean can play a key role in avoiding sicknesses and diseases that can be spread in healthcare settings. Despite being a simple act, it is an extremely significant and effective means in helping to ensure patient and clinician safety within the dental operatory. Along with surface disinfection, hand hygiene constitutes a vital part of both the room preparation and operatory cleanup processes within the 8 Points? of Dental Patient Care.
As part of our commitment to helping provide clinicians with products uniquely designed to maximize protection against dangerous organisms and pathogens, only Kerr TotalCare offers a variety of dental hand hygiene products from Metrex?, a brand used and trusted by thousands of hospital facilities every day. Some of the leading dental hand hygiene products from Kerr TotalCare include antimicrobial liquid soaps, antimicrobial foaming soaps, hand sanitizers, and antiseptic towelettes. While each of these hand hygiene products offers different features and benefits, they are all fundamental in helping to provide patient protection by reducing the transmission of germs.