Alcohol pre pad
individually wrapped pads made of a cotton-type material and
saturated with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol.
Alcohol pre pad is a gauze pad that has been saturated with
alcohol. It is an important part of any first aid kit, as it helps
to clean and disinfect cuts and scrapes. 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 rid
the skin and other surfaces of potential sources of infection.
High-quality swabs are available from many sources. These are the
type used by nurses to clean an area right before giving an
injection, or to clean a wound, clear out pus or for any similar
procedure. The swabs come prepackaged in small, foil pouches,
ensuring the alcoholdoesn’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 swabare
discarded. If the swab has any blood or other material on it, is
must be handled as bio-hazardous waste.