Recently (appx. 3 months ago), one of our orthopod groups decided to switch to ChloraPrep for all of their Duraprep-prep cases, after reading an article on its effectiveness. But they're noticing that most of the pts. coming back for their post-op visit have had post-op allergic skin reactions, and so far it seems like the ChloraPrep is doing it (the Ioban, Xeroform gauze, Scarlet Red, and latex were ruled out).
Haven't heard from the company that makes ChloraPrep yet (sent the sales rep an email a few days ago), but that's still in the works. Meanwhile, i put Duraprep back on their preference sheets, and Chloraprep is only used on their cases when there's a betadine allergy.
Has anyone else had this issue with ChloraPrep in any surgical or nursing specialty?
Hmmm.... Have you heard back from the rep yet? I glanced at the website briefly & couldn't find any info on reactions. Even checked the MSDS on the site to see what the inactive ingredients are. No luck there, either.
It's mostly your ortho docs using it? Any other services? We have been using the clear for quite some time for perm-cath insertions, but nothing else really & no complaints that we get to hear about.
We only have the green & clear.
Rep recommended to go over, say toes or fingers, to remove the colored solution. Supposedly, going over the color with the clear helps to remove the color from nailbeds... sounds like a money maker to me, LOL.
I've been sick with upper respiratory issues the past 2 days, so I haven't been able to talk with anyone at work about this. Hopefully, this fever breaks & the non-stop coughing stop so I can stop using this stupid nebulizer Q4 & get back to work. I'm BORED!!!!!
Last edit by TracyB,RN on Jan 30, '07
: Reason: another thought.