Deb Group announces it has released a whitepaper titled, “The Role of Waterless Hand Sanitizer as part of an Effective Hand Hygiene Strategy for Passenger Cruise Ships, and Selection of Suitable Products,” which discusses tactics for implementing a holistic hand hygiene strategy for the cruise ship environment.
“Hand hygiene is generally regarded as the most important element of an effective infection prevention strategy,” said Isabelle Faivre, vice president of marketing for Deb North America. “In addition to handwashing, waterless hand sanitizers can play a vital role in improving infection prevention aboard cruise ships. Cruise lines should select hand sanitizers that meet a wide range of global efficacy standards and that meet the needs of all users including staff and passengers.”
The whitepaper addresses the importance of hand hygiene in passenger and public washrooms, as well as in healthcare and food handling areas. It also discusses key criterion for selecting a waterless hand sanitizer, including antimicrobial efficacy, skin compatibility and user preference. Additionally, the white paper contains key antimicrobial efficacy testing methods as indicated by the World Health Organization’s hand hygiene guidelines.
Deb InstantFOAM® Complete alcohol hand sanitizer is a highly suitable product for application on cruise ships. It meets a very wide range of global efficacy standards and has a substantial portfolio of verified claims (available upon request). In addition, it has an outstanding history of user preference due to its foam format and skin after-feel.