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Practical Pharmacy Issue 19: August 2009

pp_coverpp_coverPractical Pharmacy Issue 19 has now been published.

This issue of Practical Pharmacy focuses on antiseptics, disinfectants and hand-washing. Hand-washing is a crucial primary measure to reduce transmission of infections among health workers, patients and the general population. In countries where there is scarcity of clean water, it is important that the recommended procedures and alternative choices for hand-washing are understood and practiced. In this issue you will find:

Description of antiseptics and their use in woundcare
Description of disinfectants and their use in infection control
Hand hygiene using soap: WHO guidelines
Information on hand sanitizers
Necessary hand hygiene before performing surgery

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P.O Box Nairobi - Kenya
Tel: +254 20 2692973 ext 108, Cell phone: + 254 0733 398654.
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