Vaginal preps

  1. We have an outdated policy regarding vaginal preps and I have been asked to help update it. The prep part obviously doesn't change but the prep solutions have. What does your facility use to prep a patient with a betadine allergy? Right now we use chlorhexidine against policy because there is nothing else to use. However, it's says on the bottle not to so obviously that's a problem! Thanks.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   nurseboudin
    Castile Soap
  4. by   LynnLRN
    I'm pretty sure this isn't the place to come for evidenced base practice to update a policy.
  5. by   suckulator
    I'm just asking what other facilities use. Obviously, I am not using this to change a policy
  6. by   SaoirseRN
    Quote from LynnLRN
    I'm pretty sure this isn't the place to come for evidenced base practice to update a policy.
    I think having an idea of what other facilities do use per their policies will give the OP some ideas of what he/she can then research to be used to update their policy.
  7. by   Earthnurse5
    Baby shampoo diluted with water or NS.. Many OB-GYNs request it for betadine allergy.
  8. by   suckulator
    Thank you everyone who replied!
  9. by   LandD_RN_chica
    Hibiclens

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