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Re: [IP] Site Prep Question from Newbie



when I received my minimed 508 I got a box of IV Prep pads, not alcohol. 
Sue(dalgal)


>From: "Robert Urquhart" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IP] Site Prep Question from Newbie
>Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 07:42:36 CDT
>
>I received my MiniMed 508 yesterday and have spent most of last evening
>checking it out, reading all the enclosed materials, watching the video,
>etc.
>
>Here's my question: In the book "The Insulin Pump Therapy Book" it says 
>that
>you should prep the infusion site with chlorohexidine, 1-2% iodine, or 90%
>alcohol.
>
>In the supplies I was sent from MiniMed they sent 70% alcohol pads. I seem
>to have read somewhere that 70% alcohol is pretty useless for really 
>killing
>germs. Any of you have any ideas on this? Should I go and purchase one of
>the other suggested cleansing solutions? Any input would be greatly
>appreciated.
>
>Bob Urquhart
>Starting pump training next week
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