hand wash culture procedure

sysop at microbiol.org sysop at microbiol.org
Sun Jun 18 04:39:21 EST 1995




IK>I'm looking for a simple, all-purpose hand wash culture procedure,
IK>preferably using standard media routinely kept on hand in a clinical
IK>micro lab.  This is not something we ordinarily do, but I have been
IK>asked to have a procedure ready, should the need arise.

IK>Thanks in advance for any assistance.
IK>--
IK>Kate Black   ksblack at detroit.freenet.org    rcblack at oeonline.com
IK>     ***It is wisdom to know others;
IK>        It is enlightenment to know one's self.  --Lao Tzu***


Check out some of these ASTM procedures:
E 1115-91  "Standard Test method for Evaluation of Surgical Hand Scrub
Formulations."
E 1173-87  "Standard Test Method for Evaluation of a Pre-Operative Skin
Preparation."
E 1174-87 "Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Health Care Personnel
Handwash Formulation."
E 1327-90  "Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Health Care Personnel
Formulations by Utilizing Fingernail Regions."

The Amer. Soc. for Testing and Materials (ASTM) put out a compilation of
microbiology procedures in 1993 entitled "ASTM Standards on Materials
and Environmental Microbiology" that is of some use.  ASTM is at 1916
Race St., Philadelphia, PA   19103.


Scott Sutton

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