Frequently Asked Questions on Wound Preps

Wound Preps
What are Wound Preps?
Wound Preps prepare a wound site for treatment, procedure, and dressing. Most wound preps can be used on all skin types and are safe to apply directly on the wound.
What are the features and benefits of Wound Preps?
• Protects skin from incontinence, skin trauma from tape stripping, friction, reduces potential for stinging
• Fast drying, extends dressing wear time
• Transparent coverage provides visual skin inspection
• Waterproof, breathable see through barrier
• Available in wipes, swabs and spray
• Effective barrier protection
What are the precautions to be considered for Wound Preps?
• Do not use on patients with a known allergy to any of the ingredients
• Not recommended for use on sensitive areas, such as around the face and eyes unless under the guidance of a healthcare professional. In case of accidental contact, flush eyes well with water
• Do not apply directly to open wound or in deep puncture wounds
• Do not apply to infected areas of the skin 
• Contents of the spray bottle are sterile until first use