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Skin Prep

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by wongshuwei wongshuwei (Member) Member

wongshuwei has 2 years experience .

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Thanks for your time. My question is about skin prep, we have an ortho doc who sometimes does foot, and he wants Chloraprep from below the thigh-tourniquet to toes. Do I start from the incision site on the foot or start from above the ankle. Or I should use 2 chlorapreps? Thanks again.

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Always follow AORN guidelines, your facility’s policies, and manufacturer instructions for use. Chloroprep is to start at the incision site with a back and forth motion using slight friction for 30 seconds followed by a gentle friction to the periphery. The amount of skin that can be appropriately prepped varies- a 26mL applicator covers an area about 13x13 inches. For many circumferential preps, you will need more than one applicator. 

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