I did a short stint as an infection control nurse, and when given the opportunity to observe, and do nothing but observe, how many hospital employees do and do not wash their hands between pt contact, I say go for the easiest solution. If there is anything at all that will increase compoliance with infection control issues, I am all for it!
For myself, as a home health nurse, I have been in some places where the kitchen was a scary place. Also some places, one where I suspected may be a crack factopry in the kitchen, I was not allowed in there, I used this alc-based handwash. I wash my hands at the next house, if possible, or as soon as possible the real way. I only use it in these situations, otherwise I wash my hands at the start and finish of each visit.
I think it is OK as an alternative, when not close to the sink, but as everyone has already said, if for no other reason that build-up, wash for real after every few uses.
CT nurse, I applaud your recognition of this problem, and even more, your results! Kudos to you and your hard work!! Maybe as a result of your research, it will be found that this is better than handwashing, and our entire way of thinking will be challenged!! Way to go!!