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Evaluating Alternative Skin Antiseptics to Prep a Patient’s Skin Prior to Injection?

When evaluating an alternative skin antiseptic to prep a patient's skin prior to injection, your facility must balance clinical efficacy, nursing time and product cost. 


We created a short checklist to follow when making this decision:
  • Evaluate the clinical efficacy of your skin prep options, including persistent antimicrobial activity. 
  • The scrubbing times for skin preps for injection range from 15 seconds to 30 seconds. Look for a shorter prep time; it may help improve staff compliance. 
  • The cost per applicator varies significantly. Compare the prices of available skin preps to ensure your facility uses the most cost-effective option. Small differences in price add up over months and years!