Iodine Prep with a shellfish allergy? - page 2

by cjg10RN 5,231 Views | 10 Comments

Do you prep the face and other areas with with mucous membranes with iodine if the patient is allergic to IV dye and shellfish? If not, what is an alternative to Chloraprep? Thanks... Read More

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    If a vag, etc prep is needed, I usually ask the patient about the allergy, and then let the surgeon decide on whether to use the Betadine prep anyway. Unless it is an IV Contrast issue, there's usually not a problem.