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Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic: Two powerful agents, one effective product

  • To be effective, a hand hygiene product needs to provide both instant and long-acting germ-killing action, offering the maximum amount of protection and helping to prevent the spread of infection. 

    3M™ Avagard™ (Chlorhexidine Gluconate 1% Solution and Ethyl Alcohol 61%, w/w) Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic is the only FDA NDA approved hand antiseptic with two proven active ingredients for both immediate and long-term action. The unique formulation makes it a good fit for surgical, invasive procedures and critical care areas.

  • 3M™ Avagard™ Hand Antiseptic print study

    The 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic print study

    See how 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic compares to competitors in a timed study.

  • 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic Application

    How to apply 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic

    Watch our in-service video to see how this waterless and brushless formula works.

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    3M is a member of the World Health Organization's Private Organizations for Patient Safety.

    POPS participants help spread the word about the importance of clean hands in health care, supporting the WHO recommendations.

  • 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic FAQs

    Question: How often should I use 3M™ Avagard™ Chlorhexidine Gluconate 1% Solution and Ethyl Alcohol 61%, w/w) Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic?
    Answer: We recommend using 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic as the first scrub of the day and before entering a sterile environment. Hands should be washed any time there is a possibility there has been contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials or surfaces, when hands are visibly soiled.

    Question: Can I use 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic with moisturizers for the first scrub of the day?
    Answer: 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic is FDA NDA approved for use as a surgical hand antiseptic. Avagard is intended to be used the first and every scrub of the day.

    Question: Is 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic with moisturizers compatible with lotion?
    Answer: 3M™ Avagard™ Surgical and Healthcare Personnel Hand Antiseptic can be used with CHG compatible lotions, such as 3M™ Cavilon™ Moisturizing Hand Lotion.

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