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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000444488.71962.85
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Misuse Leads to Infections from OTC Topical Antiseptics

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

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Abstract

* Contaminated over-the-counter topical antiseptics can produce infections when they're used preoperatively or prior to injection.

* The source of such contamination is usually poor aseptic technique during use or storage of the drug or contaminated water used for dilution of the antiseptic.

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