Volume and hand size matter

New research revealed important finding about the handrub volume required to properly cover whole hands. Palm coverage is not influenced by hand size, but dorsum coverage is largely dependent.

  • “1 milliliter handrub is not sufficient for effective hand hygiene.
  • 3 milliliter handrub cover small hands on both sides palms and dorsums.
  • 3 milliliter handrub cover palms but not dorsums of medium and large hands.”

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