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Maria L. Kostylo
betadine vs alcohol

We are in the process of updating P&P for lab draws from central lines, cap changes, etc.  Past practice has been to prep the cap for lab draws, including, blood cultures, with betadine.  Same with cap changes--betadine to the hub grooves before new cap put on.  I'd like to switch change it to just a really good alcohol prep for all of it.  Is there any benefit to povidone-iodine over alcohol?  What are others doing to prep for cnetral line lab draws and injection cap changes?  Thanks.

one of the frequent users
one of the frequent users (sorry I cant remember who) sent me a chart some time ago comparing products and it shows betadine as being ineffective on surfaces. maybe she will respond again. if she does please share with all. thanks
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