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BD ChloraPrep Applicator

This product is on backorder and will be available to purchase once it is back in stock.

BD ChloraPrep Applicator provides an easy-to-use design that delivers a unique formulation of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and isopropyl alcohol (IPA). The formulation provides rapid-acting and persistent antiseptic activity against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. It maintains antimicrobial activity for at least 48 hours.

BD ChloraPrep Applicator Highlights

  • Latex-free
  • Approximate coverage area 50cm x 50cm
  • Square head provides coverage of large areas
  • Rapidly kills a broad spectrum of skin-dwelling microorganisms 
  • Active in protein-rich biomaterials

BD ChloraPrep Applicator Features

  • Effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), Clostridium difficile, Acinetobacter, and most viruses and fungi
  • Remains active in the presence of blood, serum, and other protein-rich biomaterials
  • Sterile, single-use applicator design eliminates direct hand-to-patient contact, helping to reduce cross-contamination
  • Applied in a gentle back and forth motion, the sponge head helps the solution to penetrate the first five cell layers of the epidermis where 80% of microorganisms reside
  • Ensures a sterile solution is applied to the patients skin upon activation 
  • Does not contain DEHP
  • Three year shelf life

Safety Instructions for BD ChloraPrep Applicator

  • Use with care in premature infants or infants under 2 months of age 
  • May cause irritation or chemical burns 
  • Use in a well ventilated area 
  • Remove applicator from package, do not touch sponge 
  • Hold the applicator with the sponge down 
  • Pinch wings only once to activate the ampule and release the antiseptic 
  • Wet the sponge by pressing and releasing the sponge against the treatment area until liquid is visible on the skin 
  • Completely wet the treatment area with antiseptic 
  • Dry surgical sites (e.g., abdomen or arm): Use gentle repeated back-and-forth strokes of the sponge for approximately 30 seconds Allow solution to air dry for approximately 30 seconds Do not blot or wipe away 
  • Moist surgical sites (e.g., inguinal fold): Use gentle repeated back-and-forth strokes of the sponge for approximately 2 minutes Allow solution to air dry for approximately 1 minute Do not blot or wipe away 
  • If using an ignition source, allow the solution to completely dry (minimum of 3 minutes on hairless skin; up to 1 hour in hair) 
  • Do not blot or wipe away 
  • Discard the applicator after a single use along with any portion of the solution not required to cover the prep area 
  • It is not necessary to use the entire amount available

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