EFFICACY OF TRICLOCARBAN-BASED SOAP FOR WASHING HANDS IN 10 SECONDS
By : I Komang Reno Sutama
Faculties : Fakultas Kedokteran
Department : PS. PENDIDIKAN DOKTER
In supporting hand hygiene, either soap or hand rub had been formulated to decerease the duration of hand washing compared to WHO’s duration. Triclocarban-based soap (TCC) shown to decrease the duration of hand wash. The aim of this study is to know the difference between the number of bacterial colonization after soap contact time for 10 seconds and 30 seconds as control group. Samples were taken from 24 medical students of FK UNUD, divided into 2 groups. Everyone will press both of their hands on the surface of MH Media before and after washing hands. Total of 48 pairs of Petri dish were collected. Total of 8 pairs of the Petri dish were issued, for allegedly contaminated. Mean and SD before washing hands from group A (127 ± 79 416) CFU and group B (92.40 ± 40 735) CFU. The mean and SD after washing the hands of group A (44.80 ± 28 268) CFU and group B (63.80 ± 55 994) CFU. Seen significant differences in colonies number in group A with Lifebuoy hand wash (p = 0.012, paired t-test), as well as in group B (p = 0.025, paired t-test). Whereas compared between the two groups, there is no significant difference in number of bacterial colonies (p = 0.351, Independent T-test). There were changes in the number of colonies significantly after washing hands with Lifebuoy Hand Wash either for 10 seconds or 30 seconds. But if compared between the two groups, there were no significant differences in the number of colonies after washing hands.
Keyword : Hand Hygiene, Contact Time, Number of Colonies of Bacteria