Bactericidal efficacy of alcohol solution in community hospital and health centers

Tavichakorntrakool, R.; Sungkeeree, S.; Saisud, P.; Chaiyakhot, P.; Wongwian, A.; Pakarasang, M.; Prasongwatana, V.; Asayut, N.; Thipchaksurat, N.; Sribenjalux, P.; Boonsiri, P.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 97(Suppl 4): S44-S48

2014


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 24851564
Document Number: 11133
To evaluate bactericidal efficacy of alcohol solution during actual use and typical storage conditions in community hospital and health centers. The alcohol samples were collected immediately after the first bottle-opening (day 0) and on day 3, 7, 14, 21 and 30 from 10 stations in hospital and community health centers in Pone-na-kaew district, Sakon Nakhon province, Thailand, during May-July 2011. Bactericidal efficacy of these samples against Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae was evaluated. Ethanol concentration was quantified by a gas chromatography method. Bactericidal efficacy of the alcohol samples still remained on day 30 with ethanol concentration range of 60.91-65.99% v/v. This finding should be considered as a cost-benefit model for using alcohol solution in community hospital and health centers.

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