Skin Antiseptic for Professional Skin Disinfection
Skin disinfection is carried out with an appropriate antiseptic for the prevention of germ transmission from injections, punctures or surgical procedures, e.g. pre surgical care with alcohol or chlorhexidine. The application of skin antiseptic reduces or eliminates transient and resident skin flora. The disinfectant is either applied to the patient's skin using a spray or by hand with sterile antiseptic swabs.
In order to achieve sufficient sterility and prevent infections, e,g. surgical site infection, it is important to be aware of exactly how much time the disinfectant needs for the treatment to take effect. Likewise, it is important to keep the treated area moist while the disinfectant works to ensure its effectiveness. While skin disinfectant solutions are typically colourless, there are also coloured antiseptics that are used to simultaneously disinfect the skin and mark the surgical field prior to performing an operation on a patient or inserting a catheter.
Most skin disinfectants are alcohol based, but do not contain relipidising or nourishing substances. This is not necessary since surgical disinfection is typically not carried out very often. Antiseptics are available in spray form or as disinfectant wipes for skin disinfection. Wipes can often also be used for hand and surface disinfection. Painless skin disinfectants are especially suitable for skin disinfection in children, such as Octenisept from Schülke. It is available in a 50 ml spray bottle and ideal for treating a wide variety of wounds.
Skin Antiseptic for the Surgery, Operating Theatre & Hospital
In this category, you will discover a wide range of disinfectants for use in the surgery, hospital or operating theatre. Whether you are looking for pre-operative or pre-vaccination disinfection, you are certain to find the antiseptic that suits your needs.
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