Please help me with this. I work in an ElectroPhysiology lab where we insert pacers and ICD's. We were using Durapreps to clean the skin and we had a slight bump in our infection rate. So..the powers to be decided that we should go back to Hibiclens prep. What is the standard of care for a Hibiclens prep? I have heard 3 wet and then dry is sufficient. LOL The anesthesia dept makes fun of out dept because it takes us so long to prep a patient! Is there a OR standard of care?
Please help me!
Last edit by pghfoxfan on Aug 18, '03
Here's a faster prep so they won't make fun of you--
Works on contact.
Wipe it on, once, and you are good to go. No scrubbing is necessary.
I have been using this product since 1980, though some ORs think it is brand new and have all kinds of misinformation about it (like, it need to "sit" for 10 minutes to be effective--untrue.)
Again, it works on contact.
Start using Betadine gel and you can say: Criticize THIS, anesthesia!
Last edit by stevierae on Aug 14, '03