A combination brush and sponge specifically made for cleaning the hands of medical personnel preliminary to performing surgery. the item is designed with inset or molded bristles on one side and a sponge backing. the sponge backing may or may not be impregnated with an antibacterial soap, detergent, or other solution. it is shaped to fit the hand and may include a fingernail cleaning device which may be integral or furnished separately. excludes, brush, surgical scrub.