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...wash before each surgeon's first procedure of the day and before any other procedure if the hands were soiled, was as effective as traditional hand-scrubbing with antiseptic soap... ?Works Cited Brown, S., Lubimova, A., Khrustalyeva, N., Shulaeva, S., Tekhova, I., Zueva, L., & Goldmann, D. (2003). Use of an Alcohol?Based Hand Ruband Quality Improvement Interventions to Improve Hand Hygiene in a Russian Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, volume 24, number 3, pp. pp. 172-179. Abstract ?BACKGROUND.Hand hygiene (HH) is critical to infection control, but compliance is low. Alcohol?based antiseptics may improve HH. HH practices in Russia are not well described, and...