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RE: [IPk] I.V. Prep Antiseptic Wipes



The reason they are expensive, and they are always more expensive than 
regular alcohol swabs, is they contain stuff that leaves a sticky film on 
your skin. I find my sets stay on better and longer when I use IV Prep than 
when I don't use it. The film washes off the skin around the infusion set, 
it's not like my whole side collects fuzz.

Regular ol' isopropyl alcohol swabs are usually not recommended for use by 
pumpers because they may dry out the skin and cause itching/irritation.

I saw IV Prep on eBay for VERY cheap just now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/IV-Prep-Antiseptic-Wipes-Lot-of-50_W0QQitemZ7619955253QQihZ017QQcategoryZ31479QQcmdZViewItem

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Elizabeth O'Shea" <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
To: <email @ redacted>
Subject: RE: [IPk] I.V. Prep Antiseptic Wipes
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 15:13:33 +0100


Did you order those online or through your chemist? If you ordered them from
the US, you're probably paying a fortune in shipping. But you can get them
from your chemist over the counter.

If you did get them from your chemist, take them back.

elizabeth

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf
Of Seos Ni Niallain
Sent: 09 June 2006 14:49
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IPk] I.V. Prep Antiseptic Wipes


Finally got my box of I.V. preps today only to find it retails at 25 for 50
wipes which strikes me as extortionate. It comes from Smith & Nephew in the
US, is marketed by Medtronic. Other brand equivalents (which also contain
70% IPA) only cost 3.

Anyone got any ideas as to why these swabs are SO EXPENSIVE?

Thanks!

Seos

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