betadine and IV's

by aerorunner80 aerorunner80, ADN, BSN, MSN, APRN Member Nurse

Specializes in MSN, FNP-BC. Has 8 years experience.

Why is betadine not a good option to use to prep the skin for IV insertion?

I put down because of possible allergies and the time it takes to be effective. Is this right?:confused: