SC Johnson Professional launch Alcohol Free Hand Sanitiser to complete the range
This month, SC Johnson Professional launch their widest and most complete range of hand sanitisers yet, bringing a complete offering to healthcare professionals. The range includes foam, gel and alcohol free sanitisers, covering the need and preference of all users in varying environments.
This month, SC Johnson Professional launch their widest and most complete range of hand sanitisers yet, bringing a complete offering to healthcare professionals. Each year, Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs) cost the NHS a huge £1 billion and result in an additional 3.6m patient days in hospital. This reduces time with new admittances, not only placing a strain on healthcare staff but in the worst-case scenario, creating a potentially life-threatening situation.
It is estimated that 20-40% of all HCAIs could be avoided, and hand hygiene plays a key role in this. Existing hand hygiene practices, including the WHO’s 5 Moments, mean that hand washing is a focal method – but they also cite a need for sanitising at the point of care.
Hygiene compliance is affected by the need and preference of the individual user and facility, so the right product offering is crucial; a full range needs to be available at any given moment. Bringing efficacious products that users want to use can help maximise hand hygiene compliance.
This is where SC Johnson Professional’s complete hand sanitiser range comes in, allowing providers and healthcare facilities to tailor their product offerings. The range is perfume and dye free, and includes gel, foam and alcohol free formats.
Whilst there is a general preference for foam sanitiser, gel is offered as an equally efficacious alternative, and alcohol free for those who work with vulnerable patients or where alcohol is deemed as a risk.
Alongside being recommended by the WHO, there is clear evidence that alcohol-based sanitisers provide the best broad-spectrum biocidal efficacy in the shortest time frame, with SC Johnson Professional’s foam and gel killing 99.999% of many common germs in just 30 seconds. The alcohol free product has been specified for certain high-risk environments and vulnerable patients, such as high dependency and dementia units and paediatric settings.
Foam Hand Sanitiser
The first fully viricidal hand sanitiser on the market and preferred by 84% of the market. Ideal for use in all environments where a high level of hand hygiene is vital, the sanitiser kills 99.999% of many common germs.
The sanitiser can be applied to hands prior to wearing latex, nitrile and vinyl gloves, and is proven to prevent skin dryness even after frequent use. Suitable for sensitive skin, the sanitiser is also free of polymer thickeners which can leave a sticky after-use feeling. Marble-shaped bubbles roll over the skin for rapid application and the visual cue of the foam prevents excessive dispensing and wastage.
Gel Hand Sanitiser
Providing alcohol-based gel sanitiser to those who prefer it gives a high quality alternative, maximizing hand hygiene compliance. Killing 99.999% of many common germs, the gel dries quickly and with added emollients including glycerine, panthenol, and purified hamamelis, it helps care for the skin and prevent skin softening when perspiring under gloves.
Alcohol Free Foam Hand Sanitiser
For healthcare workers treating vulnerable patients, SC Johnson Professional’s Alcohol Free Hand Sanitiser provides a safe, effective sanitiser option. Killing 99.99% of many common germs and viruses, the sanitiser is proven not to dry hands after use, maintaining the skin’s natural pH balance.
The new range brings a complete set of safe, effective options for healthcare workers, offering the ability to select best solution for all potential situations. A rounded range, complete with all formats, SC Johnson Professional can offer a uniquely balanced viewpoint and can recommend products where most appropriate to provide best practice and minimise risk.
Find out more information on SC Johnson Professional’s hand sanitiser products here.