Every dental assistant out there is more than familiar with the “Doctor hand-wash”. You each start washing your hands at the same time and by time you are drying and turn around the Doctor is already gloved and looking at you with that “any day now” look. Now that I am the Doctor I have not perfected the “Doctor hand-wash” and still find myself sitting there singing the “Happy Birthday” song twice while I wash. Purell’s healthcare line is out to help people like me speed up the disinfection of both hands and surfaces with their Advanced line of hand sanitizer, healthy soap, and surface disinfectant.
Here at the Dental Advisor, we recently received three of Purell Healthcare’s (GOJO Industries) products: PURELL Healthcare Advanced Hand Sanitizer ULTRA NOURISHING™ Foam, PURELL Healthcare Surface Disinfectant, and PURELL Healthcare CRT HEALTHY SOAP High Performance Foam. These products are all designed to effectively kill common bacteria and viruses found in healthcare settings while being healthy for skin and the environment.
What were the Initial Insights of the Dental Advisor team and our editorial board?
– We like the foaming quality of all three products.
– The hand sanitizer had a strong alcohol smell at first, but it dissipated quickly and left no residual smell.
– The soap is a very nice thick foam. We had mixed opinions on if it was drying on hands or not between the Dental Advisor team. We cannot wait to see what the evaluators’ consensus was!
– I felt like I needed two pumps of the hand sanitizer to effectively keep my hands wet for 15 seconds (required kill time).
What do our Clinical Evaluators and their patients think about this product once it’s used in their offices? Look for our clinical evaluation in an upcoming issue!