Best Product: Moist Sure Foaming Sanitizer
CHG-like protection with the soothing feel of lotion.
Simply put, Sultan Healthcare’s Moist SURE effectively sanitizes hands while soothing and moisturizing the skin. The ethyl alcohol-based (62%) foaming sanitizer provides the same level of protection provided by 4% chlorhexidine gluconate (and is chlorhexidine gluconate-compatible) but with the nondrying action of a lotion. It provides skin hydration for up to 2 hours after application. Moist SURE meets FDA standards as a surgical scrub and meets the proposed performance standards for healthcare personnel hand washing. The group of 10 dentists and hygienists who evaluated Moist SURE Foaming Hand Sanitizer helped it garner a “Best Product” rating.
Moist SURE Foaming Hand Sanitizer provides rapid efficacy against antibiotic-resistant microorganisms, killing MRSA and VRE in only 5 seconds. Claims regarding Moist SURE’s germ-killing efficacy were rated as excellent by 5 evaluators, as very good by 4, and as good by 1. One dentist said he’d “buy and recommend it with independent confirmation that it actually kills bacteria.” A dentist in Sandy, UT, who gave all features a rating of excellent, said, “We’re excited to have found such a great product with all the improvements over our old sanitizer.”
Several evaluators cited “nondrying of hands” as their favorite feature and others cited its lack of stickiness, noting that it leaves hands feeling moist but not sticky. Ease of donning gloves after use was rated as excellent by the majority of evaluators. Prevention of skin dryness also received high marks from evaluators. Two evaluators lauded Moist SURE’s quick-drying feature, adding that it had a neutral smell and the staff had no allergic reaction. Another said it was easy to put on gloves after use. One evaluator said the foam felt good and was not greasy, and a dentist who rated all features as excellent said, “We really like the feel after using it, the quickness of drying, and the ease of glove use.” The foam formula is easy to use, creating minimal mess. Moist SURE sanitizer also comes in a liquid version, and the Moist SURE brand is also offered in a foaming soap and a lotion soap.