Alcohol Swabs – Antiseptic With Active Ingredient Isopropyl – Skin Cleanser as First AID In Minor Cuts, Scrapes And Burns :-
An alcohol swab is a gauze pad with active ingredient Isopropyl Alcohol 70% v/v , a two ply individually foil wrapped in sterile and water-resistant packages. It is an important part of any first AID kit, as it helps to clean and disinfect cuts and scrapes, and are intended for single-use only. These swabs are also used in doctor’s offices, at shot clinics and any other place where quick, easy cleaning of an area is needed. The alcohol helps to get rid the skin and other surfaces of potential sources of infection. Generally nurses use to clean an area right before giving an injection, or to clean a wound, clear out pus or for any similar procedure and proper use of Alcohol Swabs prevent the risk of HIV- and HCV related risks associated with sharing swabs, the risks of bacterial infection if the injection site is not cleaned with an alcohol swab prior to injection. The swabs come prepackaged in small, foil pouches, ensuring the alcohol doesn’t evaporate and the alcohol swab is ready for use when it is needed. The packaged is ripped open, the swab is removed and used, and then both the package and the alcohol swab are discarded. If the swab has any blood or other material on it, is must be handled as bio-hazardous waste. Dispose of used alcohol swabs and other injection equipment in accordance with local regulation for biomedical waste.