'Hibiscrub' antiseptic hand wash, Macclesfield, England, 1996

Made:
1996 in Macclesfield
maker:
Imperial Chemical Industries Limited, Pharmaceuticals Division

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'Hibiscrub' antiseptic handwash in plastic bottle, for nurses'hand disinfection and patient skin antisepsis, as used in
Science Museum Group Collection
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'Hibiscrub' antiseptic handwash in plastic bottle, for nurses'hand disinfection and patient skin antisepsis, as used in
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'Hibiscrub' antiseptic handwash in plastic bottle, for nurses' hand disinfection and patient skin antisepsis, as used in nursing MRSA patients, ICI, Macclesfield, Cheshire, 1996.

One way of preventing the spread of hospital infections is by using an antiseptic hand wash. Hand washing is not just the responsibility of hospital staff but visitors too. This hand wash is also used as an antiseptic on patients’ skin in an attempt to limit MRSA infections. MRSA is resistant to an increasingly large number of antibiotics and can be difficult to treat once inside the patient’s body.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
1997-1635
Materials:
antiseptic residue, paper (fibre product), plastic (unidentified)
type:
antiseptic handwash
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust
status:
Permanent collection

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