Hi, I have been trying to find litterature on the best order to follow if patient is allergic to chlorhexidine and I want to use two antiseptic solution (povidine-iodine and Alcohol) but does not have access to a solution that has both in the same bottle.
Is there a prefered order?
In the INS book "Infusion nursing an evidenced based approach" on page 211, it states that for preparation of a peripheral IV site, it says to remove the tincture of iodine with alcohol because it may cause skin irritation.
On page 212, it says that Tincture of iodine and povidone-iodine, as single agents or in combination, used individually or in a sery may also be used but the following sentence says specifically that alcohol should not be applied after the application of povidone-iodine or tincture of iodine.
Both cite the INS, 2006.
Anybody has read something on this topic?