Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials


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Your hands - your two most precious instruments - require the highest level of care. That's why Hu-Friedy is proud to offer Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials, a full line of hand care products to help you perform at your best and aid in infection control. Our moisturizers, soaps and sanitizers will be there for every glove change, disinfecting hand wash and day-ending skin routine.

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  • Given the patient safety goals, we must address the issues associated with hand hygiene and the role it plays in disease transmission. It is well documented that good hand hygiene protocols are the first and best defense against healthcare associated infections (HAIs). The reason this is so is because disease is so easily transmitted via the hands. The chain of transmission depicted here between the patient, the clinicians and inanimate objects is never-ending. The only way to break this chain is to interrupt it via hand disinfection. And, we must do so without jeopardizing the skins integrity because damaged skin yield yet another venue for infection.
  • But, the by its very nature, hand washing with soap and water is quite often the most damaging thing you can do to your skin. When the natural oils inherent in our skin is removed via friction and washed away via rinsing, we are left with less protection and it is quite common to develop irritant contact dermatitis.
  • And, when this dermatitis does manifest itself, we invite infection. As you can see here, damaged skin provides pathways for bacteria to penetrate beyond where antiseptic agents like antibacterial soap - or even alcohol-based hand rubs - can penetrate. So, if our skin is damaged by excessive use of soap and water, it may very well be that hand disinfection with any antiseptic is simply not enough. And, while most clinical situations now call for the use of alcohol based hand rubs over soap and water, we can see how we might be vulnerable if our skin is compromised.
  • So, when we speak of good hand hygiene protocols, we must speak of the three things that the CDC and all respected experts agree upon and that are required: Cleansing (via hand washing of visible soil) , Antisepsis or disinfection and general Skin Care with moisturizing lotions.
  • Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials

    1. 1. Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials™
    2. 2. • In this tutorial you will learn: • Background information on transmission and hand hygiene • Hu-Friedy’s new offering in hand hygiene • CDC recommendations when choosing hand hygiene products • Proper hand hygiene protocol for Hand washing Hand sanitizing Hand moisturizing Agenda
    3. 3. 1 Chain of transmission Most pathogens can persist on inanimate surfaces for several months. Klebsiella spp. up to 30 months Pseudomonas aeruginosa up to 16 months Escherichia coli up to 16 months Staphylococcus aureus, incl. MRSA up to 7 months Enterococcus spp. incl. VRE and VSE up to 4 months Vacciniavirus up to 5 months Adenovirus up to 3 months HAV up to 2 months Norovirus up to 7 days Klebsiella spp. up to 30 months Pseudomonas aeruginosa up to 16 months Escherichia coli up to 16 months Staphylococcus aureus, incl. MRSA up to 7 months Enterococcus spp. incl. VRE and VSE up to 4 months Vacciniavirus up to 5 months Adenovirus up to 3 months HAV up to 2 months Norovirus up to 7 days Chain of Transmission
    4. 4. Chain of transmission PatientContaminated, inanimate surface Contaminated, inanimate surface Dental Healthcare Personnel Dental Healthcare Personnel “Infections are most often transmitted from patient to patient on the hands of healthcare workers.” Dr. William Jarvis -CDC Chain of Transmission
    5. 5. CFU = COLONY-FORMING UNITS Chain of Transmission
    6. 6. Contact with water is the #1 antagonist of healthy skin Action: Prolonged washing destroys the protective function of the stratum corneum – natural skin oils are dissolved and washed off. Result: irritant contact dermatitis can develop.1) natural skin oils 2) skin surface 3) water Affects of Washing
    7. 7. Normal, healthy skin Cracked skin Affects of Washing
    8. 8. Cracked and scaly skin provides microorganisms ideal niches Antiseptics cannot reach hidden non-socomial pathogens Hand disinfection is in danger of not being effective enough VAST MAJORITY of situations in clinical practice calls for hand disinfection - not hand washing! Affects of Washing
    9. 9. The company who’s invested in the performance of your hands for over 100 years, now offers you a full line of hand care products to help with program compliance.
    10. 10. Product Offering • Lotions Hand Essentials Skin Repair Cream Hand Essentials Moisturizing Lotion • Hand Sanitizers Sterillium® Comfort Gel™ Hand Antiseptic Hand Essentials Instant Antiseptic Gel • Soaps Hand Essentials Antibacterial Soap Hand Essentials Lotion Soap
    11. 11. Hand Essentials Skin Repair Cream • Scientifically proven to moisturize and repair damaged skin • Helps restore and maintain the skin’s natural moisture balance • Delivers vital nutrients to the skin (amino acids, Antioxidants, vitamins, MSM) Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) supports amino acid utilization and offers antioxidant properties • Contains dimethicone to provide a breathable moisture barrier to help prevent damage related to dehydration and dryness due to frequent hand washing • Compatible with CHG and Latex
    12. 12. Features and Benefits Skin Repair Cream Feature Benefit Contains Nutritional Blend – Olivamine® Skin with soft and moisturized feel and appearance – once absorbed, the natural oils (olive, canola, etc) and essential fatty acids aid the skin repair process. MSM supports amino acid utilization and offers antioxidant properties. Does not contain petrolatum or mineral oil Safe to use with latex gloves and CHG. Soft, moist skin. Long lasting and moisturizing. Contains natural oils Long lasting moisturization Contains organic aloe vera Aloe vera is a natural ingredient that soothes and conditions the skin Contains active ingredient Dimethicone 1.5% Long lasting protection for soft, moisturized skin. Dimethicone provides breathable protection to the skin from external moisture elements and aids in the retention of ideal hydration. Concentrated product Cost effective Supported by multiple scientific studies Credibility Only small amount needed per use Cost effective. Lasts longer and save money Non-allergenic, Non-irritating, Non-sensitizing Less potential for reactions means improved peace of mind Non-Greasy Leaves no greasy residue; allows for normal functions after use (no slippery grips) No synthetic fragrances Pleasant, natural scent Available in tubes or a pump bottle Individual tubes fit nicely in an operatory drawer. 32oz pump bottle is perfect for counter top use.
    13. 13. Sterillium® Comfort Gel™ • Scientifically proven hand sanitizer that moisturizes • Requires less per use (2.4 mL vs. 3.6 mL) than leading competitive hand sanitizers • Kills ≥ 99.999 percent of a broad range of nosocomial pathogens within 15 seconds, without water • Significantly increases skin hydration after only one week of product usage compared to untreated skin • Non-irritating • Compatible with CHG and Latex
    14. 14. Features and Benefits Sterillium® Comfort Gel™ Hand Antiseptic Feature Benefit Fast and Effective (Germ Killing). 85% w/w ethyl alcohol kills ≥ 99.999% of germs in 15 seconds. Confidence that hands are clean and sanitized. Effective disinfection of hands for the most common disease causing germs. Moisturizing emollients Safe for continuous use. Won’t dry skin. Contributes to soft, moisturized skin. Clinical studies on file Complies with the CDC, FDA, Tentative Final Monograph (TFM) and WHO guidelines and recommendations. Meets 2009 WHO Hand Hygiene Guidelines While this product as well as all competition meets the current FDA guidelines, when the US gets on board with the rest of the world, this product will already meet the standards. Also, the EN testing is more stringent than the US tests. Less product needed per use Cost effective. Lasts longer and saves time. Non-irritating Safe for continuous use. Easy to use and available in multiple sizes Can be placed in any location to meet the needs of the user whether it be a table top or personal carry.
    15. 15. Hand Essentials Moisturizing Lotion • Perfect for end of the day moisturizing • Non-greasy, fragrance-free formula • Nurtures and soothes skin with colloidal oatmeal, aloe vera, and vitamin E • Contains dimethicone and allantoin to help retain moisture on skin • Tested to be compatible with CHG and Latex • Economically priced compared to leading competitive products
    16. 16. Features and Benefits Moisturizing Lotion Feature Benefit Contains Dimethicone Long lasting skin conditioning ingredient that promotes moist skin CHG and Latex compatible Will not compromise the persistent effect of CHG Non-greasy Better feel and will not feel sticky or tacky in gloves No synthetic fragrances Fragrance free Contains colloidal oatmeal, aloe vera, and Vitamin E Nurturing and soothing
    17. 17. Hand Essentials Antiseptic Gel • Contains 70% ethyl alcohol to disinfect hands of most common disease-causing germs • Contains aloe vera and vitamin E to moisturize and soothe skin • Economically priced compared to leading competitive products • Compatible with CHG and Latex
    18. 18. Features and Benefits Hand Antiseptic Gel Feature Benefit Active Ingredient Ethyl Alcohol 70% v/v Effective at decreasing bacteria on skin when soap and water are not available Aloe Vera and Vitamin E Moisturize the hands for soft feeling hands Clinical Studies on file Complies with CDC Guidelines and is compliant with the FDA’s TFM Hand Antiseptic products Cost Effective Affordable
    19. 19. Hand Essentials Antibacterial Soap • Contains 0.5% triclosan to help decrease a variety of bacteria on skin • Rinses quickly – ideal for repeated use • Compatible with CHG and Latex
    20. 20. Features and Benefits Antibacterial Soap Feature Benefit Active Ingredient Triclosan 0.5% Decreases bacteria on hands of staff, reduces risk of cross-contamination to patients Dermatologist tested Ideal for repeated use. Rich lathering soap No filmy feeling left on the skin. Cost effective Affordable
    21. 21. Hand Essentials Lotion Soap • Gentle formula and soothing fragrance nurture both the skin and senses • Excellent for dental professionals who frequently wash their hands • pH-balanced to help maintain proper skin and moisture ratio • Compatible with CHG and Latex
    22. 22. Features and Benefits Lotion Soap Feature Benefit Gentle formula Ideal for repeated use. Soothing fragrance Pleasant scent. Cost effective Affordable. pH-balanced Less likely to elicit skin irritation.
    23. 23. CDC on Hand Hygiene • For routine dental exams and nonsurgical procedures, hand washing and hand antisepsis is achieved by: Using plain or antimicrobial soap and water Using an alcohol-based hand rub if hands are not visibly soiled Source: CDC MMWR Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Heath-Care Settings - 2003
    24. 24. CDC on Hand Hygiene • Considerations when selecting appropriate antiseptic agents Essential performance characteristics (i.e., spectrum and persistence of activity and whether the agent is fast acting) Reliable vendor, support, and supply The needs of the health care professional (i.e., allergies, compatibility with lotions, scents, etc.) Alcohol based rubs should contain 60%-95% ethanol or isopropanol Delivery system Cost per use Source: CDC MMWR Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Heath-Care Settings - 2003
    25. 25. CDC on Hand Hygiene • Lotions “The potential of detergents to cause skin irritation varies considerably, but can be reduced by adding emollients” “Petroleum-based products can weaken latex gloves and increase permeability” Source: CDC MMWR Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Heath-Care Settings - 2003
    26. 26. The Elements of Hand Hygiene WashingWashing Skin CareSkin CareDisinfectionDisinfection
    27. 27. Step by Step Hand Care HANDWASHING 1. Turn on water to a comfortable temperature to moisten hands and wrists. 2. Apply soap. 3. Generate heavy lather and wash well for about 15 seconds, paying particular attention to areas between the fingers, around nail beds, under fingernails and back of hands. 4. Rinse well under soaking water, keeping hands low in the sink to prevent splashing. 5. Hold hands so the water flows from wrist to fingertips. 6. Dry hands completely with a clean disposable towel. 7. Use the disposable towel to turn off faucet so your hands remain clean from any contaminants that may be on the faucet.
    28. 28. Step by Step Hand Care USING HAND ANTISEPSIS 1. Rub backward and forward with clasped fingers of right hand in left palm (and then) with clasped fingers of left hand in right palm. Thoroughly work hand rub under nails and into cuticles. 2. Rub hands palm to palm, including wrists. 3. Right palm over left back of hand with interlaced fingers and left palm over right back of hand with interlaced fingers. 4. Palm to palm with fingers interlaced. 5. Tops of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked. 6. Rotational rubbing of left thumb clasped in right palm and rotational rubbing of right thumb clasped in left palm.* * Technique adapted from: European committee for Standardization. EN 1500, chemical disinfectants and antiseptics—hygienic hand rub: test method and requirements (phase 2, step 2). Brussels, Belgium; 1997.
    29. 29. Step by Step Hand Care Lotion Application 1. Spread product evenly between backs of both hands. 2. Massage the lotion completely into the skin, right palm over left back of hand with interlaced fingers and left palm over right back of hand with interlaced fingers. 3. Massage lotion completely into the cuticles and fingertips. 4.Massage lotion completely into the wrists.* * Technique adapted from: Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege. Essential skin protection. 2006:6.
    30. 30. Clarifying Question • Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials Hand Care products • To earn your Hu-Points towards a product evaluation, please exit and answer the following question on the Member Resources Page: In this presentation, the CDC’s recommendation for alcohol content in alcohol based hand rubs is: a) Less than 50% b) 10-25% c) 60-95% d) 70-85% e) 85-95%