What is transient and resistant flora?

The microbial flora of the skin consists of transient and resident microorganisms. Transient flora is easier to remove by routine hand washing, because it colonizes the superficial layers of the skin. These organisms are often associated with health-care-associated infections, which can be acquired by touching a contaminated surface or direct contact with patients. Resident flora is attached to deeper layers of the skin and more resistant to removal and less likely to be associated with such infections.

What germs does Monarch Hydrating Instant Hand Sanitizer kill?

Monarch Hydrating Instant Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99% of the following germs in 15 seconds:

  • Eschericha C
  • Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  • Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE)
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Methicillin, Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Klebsiella pneumonia
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Pseudomonas cepacia
  • Streptococcus pneumonia
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Avian Flu A*

How often should I use an alcohol-based hand rub?

The CDC recommends that caregivers thoroughly wash their hands using typical protocol whenever possible. However, when dentists and hygienists are between patients and their hands are not visibly soiled, experts recommend using alcohol-based hand rubs. Monarch Hydrating Instant Hand Sanitizer is an excellent choice because of its effective formula and smooth, silky texture.