Handshield 2


HANDSHIELD 2 provides broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. It has high persistent effect providing protection for longer duration and applied in a fraction of time causing rapid skin disinfection.

Surgical Site Infection (SSI)
Patient Skin is a major source of pathogens that cause Surgical Site Infection, optimization of preoperative skin antisepsis may decrease post operative infections. Surgical site infection occurs in 300,000 to 500,000 patients who undergo surgery in United States each year, since the patient’s skin is a major source of pathogens; it is conceivable that improving skin antisepsis would decrease surgical site infection.

Role of Chlorhexidine Gluconate and Ethyl-alcohol

The Study published in THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE concludes that Preoperative cleaning of the patient’s skin with Chlorhexidine-alcohol is superior to cleansing with povidone-iodine for preventing Surgical site infection after cleaning contaminated surgery.