13.11.1 Alcohols and saline

Alcohol

Industrial methylated spirit
  • Solution 95%
  • Solution 70%, 600ml
Surgical Spirit, BP
  • Spirit
Isopropyl alcohol
  • 70%, 600ml
Sterile denatured ethanol in water for injection
  • 70% spray, 360ml

Saline

Sodium Chloride
  • Irripod® Solution (sterile), sodium chloride 0.9% (£5.84 = 25 x 20ml)
  • Normasol® Solution (sterile), sodium chloride 0.9% (£6.42 = 25 x 20ml)
  • Pour bottle1 litre 0.9%
  • Irrigation 1 litre, 3 litre 0.9%

Notes

  1. Drinking water can be used to irrigate the majority of wounds where a sterile product is not indicated, e.g. a chronic leg ulcer.

 

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