WHO | Alcohol-Based Handrub Risks/Hazards- alcohol based hand sanitizers in hospitals ,Alcohol-Based Handrub Risks/Hazards Q: Will over-use of alcohol-based handrubs result in resistance? A: Unlike other antiseptics and antibiotics, there is no reported or likely resistance to alcohol-based handrubs. Indeed, the more it is appropriately used, the less antibiotic-resistant bacteria are able to spread.Fire Safety and ABS | Hand Hygiene | CDCHand hygiene is a critically important prevention measure in all healthcare settings. Each year between 1 and 3 million residents of nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities develop healthcare acquired infections and as many as 380,000 people die of these infections. 1 Among hospitalized patients, on any given day, about 1 in 31 has an healthcare-associated infection. 2 Alcohol-based hand ...