Hospital washrooms with jet air dryers have higher microbial burden suggests pilot study November 2017- A pilot study undertaken by experts from the Microbiology department at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Leeds suggests that hospital washrooms with jet air dryers may have higher levels of environmental microbial contamination than those using [...]
Regular & safe hand hygiene, from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, General Director of the World Health Organization
In the following video Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, General Director of the World Health Organization, explains how to properly WASH your hands and DRY them to prevent Corona Virus contamination.
In the following video the President of the EU Commission explains to the European Citizens how to properly WASH their hands and DRY them to prevent Corona Virus contamination.
Instruction provided by the University of Bonn: the electric hand dryers may not be used for infection protection reasons
For infection protection reasons (corona virus) the electric hand dryers may not be used until further notice. Please use the paper towels.
ETS honorary chairman, Roberto Berardi, to be inducted into Paper Industry International Hall of Fame
Honored by The Paper Discovery Center at its 2019 Honors on the River event in October 19 September 2019 – European Tissue Symposium (ETS) honorary chairman Roberto Berardi is to be inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame at this year’s Honors on the River event in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA, on 3 October. [...]
TISSUE WORLD is the world’s largest show specifically for the tissue business, THE BIG ONE. Since the first edition in 1993, the event has become the crucial meeting point of the industry. The 2017 event is its biggest ever, having welcomed a total of 3,284 tissue industry professionals from 106 countries. It gives tissue makers, converters and [...]
Multisite study across three countries explores impact of hand drying method on contamination and bacteria levels in hospital toilets
Leading Medical Microbiologist Professor Mark Wilcox to present his latest study at Infection Prevention Society Conference 2018 Professor Mark Wilcox, MD, consultant microbiologist and Head of R&D in Microbiology at the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals, will present the results of his latest study at the prestigious Infection Prevention Society 2018 Conference being held [...]
The document outlines ETS’ position on the use of paper hand towels for hand drying. It explains why single use towels are one of the best options for the promotion of good hand hygiene. Scientific studies have demonstrated that the use of absorbent single use towels to dry the hands offers the optimal level of hygiene [...]
"You do your business, flush the toilets, and then give your hands a good wash. The problem is too many people are taking shortcuts. Research in hospital toilets, focusing on hand drying, shows you what’s just been splattered around including fecal matter and dangerous bacteria." Find out more and the link at the complete study [...]
Findings have important implications for minimising risk of cross infection in hospital washrooms A new, real-life multisite study has found that washrooms have significantly less bacterial contamination when equipped with paper towels for hand drying instead of using jet air dryers. The study, led by Professor Mark Wilcox of the University of Leeds and Leeds [...]
Hand hygiene guidance published by SF2H (French Society for Hospital Hygiene) highlights the risks posed by electric dryers
Guidance recommends the use of single use paper towels as the most effective hand drying method in minimising the spread of microorganisms New guidance on hand hygiene published by the French Society for Hospital Hygiene, SF2H, strongly discourages the use of electric hand dryers as a method of hand drying in hospital washrooms, and recommends instead [...]