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A Novel, Sporicidal Formulation of Ethanol for Glove Decontamination to Prevent Clostridium difficile Hand Contamination During Glove Removal

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 December 2015

Myreen E. Tomas
Affiliation:
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Michelle M. Nerandzic
Affiliation:
Research Service, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Jennifer L. Cadnum
Affiliation:
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Thriveen S. C. Mana
Affiliation:
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Annette Jencson
Affiliation:
Research Service, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Venkata Sunskesula
Affiliation:
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Sirisha Kundrapu
Affiliation:
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Brigid M. Wilson
Affiliation:
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Curtis J. Donskey*
Affiliation:
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
*
Address correspondence to Curtis J. Donskey, MD, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (curtisd123@yahoo.com).

Abstract

Decontamination of gloves before removal could reduce the risk for contamination of hands of personnel caring for patients with Clostridium difficile infection. We demonstrated that a novel sporicidal formulation of ethanol rapidly reduced C. difficile spores on gloved hands without adverse odor, respiratory irritation, or staining of clothing.

Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2016;37(3):337–339

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© 2015 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved 

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