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 99.9% 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 maneuver, 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.