What is hand hygiene?
Hand hygiene refers to the method of destruction or elimination of infectious germs in hands. This can be through proper hand washing with soap and water and/or by correctly using an antiseptic such as Exgerm Advanced Formula. Germs such as bacteria and viruses cause diseases when they come in contact with the eyes, nose, mouth, open wounds and/or food.
Why is hand hygiene important?
Hands carry infectious germs that cause diseases. Hand hygiene prevents the spread of infectious diseases, it is a simple and efficient method that protects health.
What is the difference between cleaning and disinfection?
Cleaning is the removal of soil, food residues, dirt, grease and other objectionable materials. Disinfection is the reduction of the number of microorganisms in the environment, by means of chemical agents and/or physical methods, to a level that does not compromise the safety or suitability of the food.
Does your product dry out your hands by using it several times a day?
NO, thanks to our unique formula, our line of products can be used several times a day without damaging your hands, it does not generate any type of allergic reaction or dryness in the hands. Use the product that best meets your needs every time you need to do hand hygiene.
Can your product be used in visibly dirty hands?
NO, if your hands are visibly dirty, wash them with soap and water, and once dry, use Exgerm Advanced Formula.
How much time does the hand disinfection process take?
According to the WHO the process must last between 20-30 seconds, applying enough doses on your hands and doing de right hygiene technique.
Is Exgerm Advanced Formula better than any gel?
Yes, the carbomers in the gels prevent the deproteinization of the cell membrane of some germs. This is why our products are superior to gel-based disinfectants.
How can diseases be transmitted to food through dirty hands?
People who prepare food can transfer germs if they are sick, have wounds or because of poor hand hygiene, they can transmit the germs directly by talking, coughing, sneezing or through their hands because they are in constant contact.
By using the product correctly in hospitals, are nosocomial infections largely prevented?
Yes, in the hospitals that currently use Exgerm Advanced Formula as part of their hand hygiene system, that is to say, placing it in all nursing stations, in each room, corridors, strategic places, in conjunction with staff training, it has been possible to considerably reduce nosocomial infections.