Medicare Alcohol Prep Pads are for topical cleansing. Available in 10s or 50s.
• Medicare Alcohol Prep Pads are non-woven pads impregnated with 70% Isopropyl alcohol
• Sealed in a flexible foil sachet
• Size: 16 X 10.5cm
Medicare Alcohol Prep Pads are a great antiseptic source for topical cleansing and prepping skin prior to injections. These soft, absorbent, non-woven alcohol wipes provide rapid-acting skin preparation in a sterile formula. Each pad is impregnated with 70% isopropyl alcohol. The non-woven swabs are manufactured to the highest bacteriological standards.
Precautionary measures must be put in place in order to avoid infection. A simple prevention method to avoid contamination is to cleanse the skin prior to creating a break or puncture or making an incision in the skin.
Cleaning the skin with alcohol prep pads prior to creating an opening is a small manoeuvre, but can prove to be a life-saving step in the prevention of infections.
It is important, when purchasing and using alcohol prep pads, to be aware of their proper function. Unlike wound cleansers, alcohol prep pads should never be used on open cuts, scrapes and grazes. The alcohol content in prep pads is far greater than that of wound cleansers and is therefore far too high to use on broken skin.
Their intended purpose is to clean the skin before inserting a needle or making a cut. By cleaning the skin prior to breaking it, germs on the skin's surface are cleared away. This means that there is less of a chance that they will get into the opening where they could potentially lead to infections. These are especially useful for patients who have to daily administer medicine via needle or do frequent skin prick tests, such as those with diabetes.
In addition to sterilizing the skin, alcohol prep pads are also useful to have in first aid kits. They can be used to clean any piece of equipment which is used by more than one patient. This also helps to prevent patient to patient transfer of infection-causing viruses and bacteria.
Our quality wound care treatment and dressings, and first aid supplies are designed using exceptional technology to improve the healing process.
Medicare is a market leading health care brand, looking after all your needs in First Aid, Wound Care, and Sport Care. Our aim is to provide you with the most comprehensive range of products, of the highest quality and value for money. The extensive Medicare Wound Care range has been scientifically developed with your comfort in mind; from Wound Wash Spray, to Foam Dressing; whatever your Wound Care needs, we have the solution.