Question: Although both Antiseptic and Disinfectants have common mechanism, how Antiseptics are more beneficial for the living organism?
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1 Introduction - Antiseptic vs Disinfectant
• Mode of action of antiseptics
• Examples of Antiseptics
• Structure of Antiseptic
• Structure of Disinfectants
• Mode of action of disinfectants
• Examples of disinfectants
• Applications of Disinfectant
INTRODUCTION - Antiseptic vs Disinfectant
Antiseptic and Disinfectant are made for destroying bacteria and killing germs. They may seem to be the same but there is one major difference between them. Antiseptics are used on living tissues…
Use liquid or foam detergent from a dispenser. This will remove 95% of transient micro-organisms from the hands. It should last at least for 15-30 seconds. It’s not necessary to use antibacterial soap.
Only an approved antiseptic detergent (eg 4% Chlorhexidine gluconate or 7.5% Povidone iodine) should be used. Clinical techniques should be used prior to undertaking operative procedures.
Clinical hand washing should take at least 30-60…
The first surgeon to use surgical skin antisepsis was Joseph Lister. He experimented in the 1800s with using carbolic acid on various types of surgical wounds. Lister had discovered that by using carbolic acid on the patient’s skin and on his hands; the rates of surgical site infections (SSIs) and death in his patients were reduced (Spruce, 2016). HE was also the first physician to publish an article related to antiseptic techniques; the article was titled On the Antiseptic Principle in the…
out. Transparent dressings are the most effective in protecting the exit locations since they permit clear visibility for evaluation. This type of CVC has a much lower changing frequency and this helps to reduce scarring and subsequent infections.
Furthermore, since most of the infections come through insertion and removal of the catheters, it is important nurses perform the exercise under aseptic conditions. Rather than just cleaning the skin-catheter junctions using alcohol only, there should…
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• Boric Acid Suppositories
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and disease. According to an article from the Safe Care Campaign, “They minimize the transmission of microorganisms from the hands to the patient, and prevent exposure of the hands to the patient’s body fluids and tissues.” If surgical gloves are not readily available, you will need to wash your hands thoroughly and dry them completely. After you have done this, make sure there are no clothes or other objects obstructing the area of sterilization. There are two different methods of sterilization…
Case Scenario 2- Sidney the stray: You have received a call from a client about a stray kitten, Sidney that they have adopted in the last 48 hours. The client is concerned about his apparent skin problems and describes multiple round crusty lesions and patchy fur on Sidney. He seems to be eating ok, and the client reports that Sidney is very playful, although appears to have a swollen front paw that he occasionally limps on. The client would like to make an appointment for the lameness to be…
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Dressing Changes
The focus of this paper is to provide the importance of evidenced based practice (EBP) in the nursing field and to compare the policy of Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center’s topic of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) dressing changes to multiple evidenced based practices. Within the past decades, changing a PICC line dressing has changed over time. Different antiseptic agents and techniques of cleaning the site are…
“See if you can guess what I am now … I’m a zit. Get it?” - Bluto
The purpose of the antiseptic lab was to show the effectiveness of multiple antiseptics: hydrogen Peroxide, Purell hand sanitizer, Water and Iodine.
The procedure of the lab for the first day involved our group acquiring a cotton swab and using the swab to gather the Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) bacteria from various spots around our face, we then grabbed a Petri dish filled only with a thin layer of agar. We…
students and other health-care workers. Infection transmission can easily occur in routine medical practice. Therefore protection from cross-infection in medical student’s setup is of great importance . It is advised that, medical students should consider every client as potentially infectious therefore are supposed to perform correct measures for preventing cross-infection of microorganisms through proper hand washing and hand antisepsis when they are practicing their clinical skills in order…