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Archive >  March, 2013 XIV, No. 3

Infection Prevention - Antiseptic Doesn't Mean Contamination-Free

Ensure your prep and cleaning solutions prevent, instead of contribute to, infection.

David Sellars, DPh

— CONTAMINATED PREPS? Should preps be produced under sterile conditions and stored as such?

Could your preps and disinfectants be contaminated? The answer's yes — and it might be happening more often than you think.

That's right: Infections associated with contaminated antiseptic products may be more common than indicated by manufacturers' reports and the medical literature, according to FDA researchers published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Because preps and disinfectants aren't sterile products, produced under sterile conditions and stored as such, they're open to contamination by microbial organisms during manufacturing or use.

 
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