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class of disinfectant:
members of this group
lysol, hexol, septisol, hexachlorophene
common used in the clinic
not commonly used
important characteristics
disinfectant only
must rinse cages and runs thoroughly before reintroducing animals
highly toxic to cats
highly irritating to tissue: causes irritation on contact.
class of disinfectant:
members of this group
70% isopropyl alcohol
most commonly used.
40% ethyl alcohol
booze= 80 proof = 40%
Methyl alcohol = wood alcohol
common uses in the clinic
70% isopropyl alcohol
70% isopropyl alcohol:
common antiseptic on intact skin
A disinfectant used in thermometer holders.
Used to "swipe" skin before an injection
Used as a rinse when performing a surgical scrub on a patient.
Used to wet down the hair of animals to better visulize veins.
Sometimes applied over large areas to help cool an overheated patient down.
common used in the clinic
Wood alcohol
fixing blood smears onto microscope slides
Important Characteristics:
70% isopropyl alcohol
inactived by organic debrea.
Compatible with soaps and detergants
Must have 1-2 mins. contact time to be effective.
denatures, cooks 'proteins'
Contraindicated for use on broken skin
Evaporates leaving no residue.
Evaporation cools the body
Removes skin oil, helps clean the skin, helps tape stick.
Activity enhanced by Iodine and Quaternary ammonium compounds.
70% isopropyl alcohol
highly irritating to open wounds.
Can be drying to the skin
wood alcohol
Highly toxic
Can cause blindness if ingested.
Class of dininfectant:
Quaternary Ammonium compounds (quats)
n-alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride
members of this group
Benzalkonium Chloride (Benz-All
common uses in the clinic
Benz-All is a popular cold pack disinfectant solution that contains a rust inhibitor.
important characteristics
supplied highly concerntrated.
Must use proper dilution or can be irritating, toxic and expensive.
important characteristics
Quats in general
must use proper dilution or can be irritation, toxic and expensive.
Inactiviated by organic debris (sanitize prior to application)
toxic to cats (rinse well and caution not to leave any puddles of solution in cages)
Activity enhanced by alcohol.
Quats in general
toxic to cats (rinse well and caution not to leave any puddles of solution in cages
Class of disinfectant:
one of two
Members of this group
Chlorine compound
5% sodium Hypochlorite=household bleach(Chlorox)
Also called a stock solution
common used in the clinic
primarily used as a disinfectant
as an antiseptic on intact skin
important characteristics
viruses it can kill
Requires several minutes of contact to be effective.
Kills a large number of organisms:
important characteristics
how it is used
1:32 dilution
1:32=1 oz bleach:32oz H2O
= 1oz:1 qt = 30 cc
1qt = 120 cc: 1 gal = 4oz:1 gal
common conversion factors
1 oz = 30 cc
8 oz = 1 cup
2 cups = 1 pt
2 pts = 1 qt
4 qt = 1 gal
1 qt = 32oz
1 gal = 128 oz
bleaches fabric and full strength solution will destroy fabric
will corrode metal
vapors are irritation and the solution can irritate skin
(good ventilation and rinse well)
Is inhibited by organic matter.
Class of Disinfectant
two of two
member of this group
Iodine (I2) and
Iodophor (organic Iodine - an anion) compounds (iodide 4
The most common iodophor is Povidone-Iodine = Betadyne
common used in the clinic
Amoung the best and widely used topical and internal antiseptics
Used at a 10% dilution for irrigation of tissue
used at a 10% dilution on intact tissue as a scrub
Used full strenth but w/soap present as a surgical scrub soap.
important characteristics
Iodide ion (I-) is the active component of both Iodine and Iodophor.
Iodine alone is usually combined with Isopropyl alcohol to produce Tincture of Iodine.
Iodide combined with an organic molecule is called an Iodophor which releases I- when applied
important characteristics
how is it enhanced
enhanced by alcohol (tincture of iodine/surgical scrub = a povidon-iodine scrub followed by an isopropyl alcohol rinse and finally a povidone-iodine spray.
Important characteristics:
Iodine(i2) and Iodophor (organic Iodide) compounds
`Compatible with soaps and detergents.
In solution used as a 10% povidone-iodine solution.
Full strenth usually with soap, used as a surgical scrub.
Potenciated by alcohol.
important characteristic
excellent residual activity - inactiviated by organic material
Corrosive to metal (don't use in cold packs)
Concentrated solution are damaging to tissue.
10% is a common dilution for irrigation of tissue.
Cats are especially sensitive to povidone-iodine compounds.
Class of disinfectant
member of this group
chlorhexidine (nolvasan)
blue in color
common used in the clinic
common antiseptic
common disinfectant
common dilution for use in vet hospitals is 1:40
important characteristics
lower tissue irritation v.s. povidone-iodine compounds.
Less inhibited by organic debris v.s. povidone-iodine compounds.
Not corrosive to metal (can be used in cold packs)
compativle with soaps and detergents.
Excellent residual activity
class of disinfectant
miscellanious chemicals

3% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)
memeber of this group
33 hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)
common uses in the clinic
used diluted 1:5 as a wound irrigate, removes debris and moreso BLOOD from open wounds.
Most common use is to remove blood from clothing and patients fur and skin.
important characteristics
concentrated solution (3%) is quite harsh on tissue.
Do not flush with this and H2O together, can push bacteria deeper into the wound.
dilutions for 3% hydrogen peroxide
dilue to 20% (1 part 3% H2O2 to 4 parts water = 1 part in every five.
do not use in closed wounds such as puncture wounds.
do not flush in combination with water.
do not use in abscess flush