How much betadine to prep with?


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Have you used Technicare yet? It's even worse than the hibiclens- not only is it slippery while you prep, it stays that way for quite some time and you have to swab it for a full 2 minutes.

No I haven't used it yet, it sounds awful though! One of the orthopods that I work with has us prep with alcohol first then the hibiclens. That makes me more nervous than the chloraprep. I'm worried about pooling and vapors with the straight alcohol, plus it's clear and not orange so it's harder to see. I use a chux underneath to catch runoff. I believe with hibiclens you scrub for 2 minutes then blot off the excess with a sterile paper towel that comes in a dry prep tray. Is that how you use it as well?