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How Safe Are Your Patients? - June 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 3 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 1 6 Product News G r e a t i d e a s f o r y o u r O R Decolonize Patients' Noses With Swabs How about using povidone-iodine nasal swabs to decolonize patients' noses instead of costly antibiotics that may contribute to bacterial resistance? Pre-saturated swabs from Clorox kill up to 99.4% of Staphylococcus aureus, a leading cause of surgical site infections, says the company. While some methods of nasal decolonization can require patients to apply an antibiotic ointment for up to 5 days pre- operatively, Clorox Nasal Antiseptic Swabs are easy to use. You sim- ply swab the patient 1 hour before surgery with the 4 ready-to-use swabs contained in the kit. cloroxhealthcare.com/nasalantisepticswabs

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