Alcohol swabs are gauze swabs soaked in 70% isopropyl alcohol and used to disinfect cuts, scrapes, and intact skin. Alcohol swabs are typically pre-packaged so that the alcohol does not evaporate when exposed to air and retains its properties when used.
They are most commonly used to clean and decrease the germs of the skin before administering an injection or drawing blood. Alcohol swabs are used to ensure that the skin, cut, or scrape is clean and free of contamination that could lead to infection.
1. BD Alcohol Swabs are also useful for a variety of other household tasks.
2. For convenience, each alcohol swab is individually foil wrapped.
3. For maximum antibacterial action, these alcohol swabs contain 70% Isopropyl Alcohol.
4. The four-layer wrapper creates an airtight seal, preventing leakage and drying out.
5. BD Alcohol Swabs are thicker and softer than other swabs, ensuring proper site preparation for safe and hygienic insulin injections.
6. The BD alcohol swab comes in a standard box of 100 units.
Where to use BD Alcohol Swabs?
These alcohol swabs are used in clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, vaccination stations, and first aid kits to disinfect the area to be treated quickly and efficiently. Cleaning the area with an alcohol swab aids in the prevention of bacteria entering the body and causing an infection. Alcohol swabs are only for external use and are usually disposable.
How to Apply?
The swab is typically applied to the skin in one direction, and the area is then allowed to dry before injecting medicine, receiving a vaccination, or drawing blood. As the alcohol dries, it desiccates the bacteria's cell wall, causing the bacteria to die. If you wipe the area dry instead of letting it air dry, the evaporating action will stop and the swab will be less effective.