Hand Hygiene Products

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Gentle, effective hand hygiene

  • Healthcare-acquired infections are a growing concern, and hands are the most common source of pathogen transmission1. When 3M approached the challenge of hand hygiene, we knew that in order for any product to be effective, it would also need to be gentle enough to promote repeated and frequent use. Over 10 years after the original 3M™ Avagard™ surgical hand antiseptic was launched, we continue to add new hand hygiene formulations to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections. We want to provide you the effective support you need for this persistent challenge.

    1. B. Allegranzi, D. Pittet Role of hand hygiene in healthcare-associated infection prevention. Journal of Hospital Infection (2009) 73, 305e315

Hand Hygiene Products

  • WHO POPS Logo

    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™ Hand Hygiene Solutions FAQs

    Question: Does 3M™ Avagard™ Instant Hand Antiseptic expire?
    Answer: Yes, each package is printed with an expiration date.

    Question: Does 3M™ Avagard™ Instant Hand Antiseptic contain triclosan or triclocarbon?
    Answer: All US 3M™ Avagard™ hand hygiene products are not formulated with triclosan or triclocarbon.

    Question: How much product is dispensed per pump?
    Answer: Approximately 1 mL, but the exact amount varies with each product. See the product profile sheet for more information.

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