Skin scrubs contain a common antiseptic, such as Benzoin or Iodine, and protect patients and medical care providers against infection. A sterile environment results in less risk of post-operative illnesses. Regular, consistent use of skin scrubs improves patient outcomes.
Infection Protection The risk of infection is a top concern in most health-care settings. Skin scrubs form a protective barrier on the skin designed to kill bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa, and yeast. This protection is critical when a patient's skin is pierced during an injection or surgery. Skin scrubs also protect medical staff from the very same microbes.
Flexible Product Types Skin scrubs can be applied in a number of different ways, depending on the needs of your practice. Swabsticks are ideal for use on smaller areas prior to injections, while pads and sponges are often used for surgery. Wash kits are specially designed for application to a specific part of the body. Surgical hand scrubs and cleansers reduce the number of micro-organisms on the hands and forearms prior to patient care and help maintain a sterile environment.
Easy to Use From hospitals and doctor's offices to clinical research settings, skin scrubs are easy to use at all professional levels. Each product type comes in a variety of sizes and may be organized in trays for convenient access.
Non-Irritating Patients and care providers with a sensitivity to products containing latex need not be concerned about allergic reactions. All skin scrub products currently offered are latex-free. In addition, skin scrubs may actually reduce skin irritation for patients with frequent dressing changes