Hand Sanitizer

COVID-19

Last updated: March 10, 2021

Effective March 10th, 1L Microsan® cartridges used to refill wall-mounted ABHR dispensers will return to pre-pandemic distribution. Since August 2020, AHS was distributing 1L Microsan® cartridges, which contain product made with pharmaceutical-grade ethanol, used to refill wall-mounted ABHR dispensers. Product has been distributed on an allocation basis only.
 
CPSM will continue to monitor incoming volumes from the manufacturer and may need to adjust outgoing volumes, if required. However, at this point in time, AHS is confident we can meet current demand by supplying 1L Microsan® cartridges used to refill wall-mounted ABHR dispensers to all sites/departments.
 
Please contact your CPSM Site Services representative if you require ordering assistance.

Technical-grade Ethanol

We continue to communicate with our product suppliers and manufacturers as we work through concerns with odor of some hand sanitizer products, associated with the use of technical-grade ethanol in the manufacturing process. This change to technical-grade is temporary, as manufacturers work to find alternatives during a worldwide shortage.

Please find further information on the risk associated with use of these products here.

Additionally, beginning May 29, 2020, AHS is labelling any hand sanitizer products that contain technical-grade ethanol, found in its facilities.

You will find labelling on all impacted 400 ml bottles of hand sanitizer, and posters located near all dispensers of impacted products.

Hand hygiene continues to be essential to the health and wellness of our patients and staff. If you choose not to use hand sanitizer labelled as containing technical-grade ethanol, it is critical that you instead wash hands with soap and warm water.

AHS Staff & Health Professional COVID-19 Table - Filter Hand Sanitizer