Antiseptic Sprays, Washes and Wipes
Antiseptics and Antibacterial ProductsAntiseptics are a critical first aid tool to reduce bacteria and contaminants on skin. When soap and water are not available you can use antiseptics to get your skin clean or to remove contaminants from injuries and open wounds. Antiseptics are a type of antimicrobial that is applied to the skin to reduce the chances of infection. Hand Sanitizers are the most common antiseptic used. Keeping clean using antiseptics is essential to being healthy and avoiding illnesses such as the flu. Also, using hand sanitizers before working on a patient or even before eating can greatly reduce the risk of sickness for the patient.
Antiseptic towelettes, sprays and washes, can relieve pain and prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns. Common active ingredients in antiseptic products are Benzethonium Chloride, Benzocaine, Lidocaine Hydrochloride, Benzalkonium Chloride and Ethyl Alcohol. Antiseptic and antibacterial products are essential items for any first aid kits as they help to treat wounds, protect the patient and also protect the EMT.