Medical Alcohol Prep Pad/Alcohol swab with 70% isopropyl
Disinfectants are substances that are germicidal in action; they inactivate or kill microbes over inanimate or non-living surfaces. They are active against most microorganisms but resistant to bacterial spores, some fungi, and viruses, which are killed only by sterilization. They kill microorganisms by destroying their cell wall or by interfering with their vital cellular metabolic functions; by denaturing proteins (when mixed with water).
Disinfectants have many types; air disinfectants, alcohols, oxidizing agents, aldehydes, etc. Using alcohol, as a disinfectant is most common in healthcare facilities i.e. hospitals, clinics; but they are also used at homes for cleaning purposes. Their efficacy is more when 60-95% of alcohol is used. In hospitals, they are used to disinfect non-critical instruments for example blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes. They are used for antisepsis of skin before performing a sterile procedure and also for cleaning endoscopes. They are the first choice to disinfect non-living surfaces. For proper disinfection, contact time is very important so using a high concentration of alcohol is avoided and a surfactant is mixed with the solution.
For disinfecting skin they come in alcohol-impregnated wipes. These wipes contain 70% isopropyl alcohol and 4% chlorhexidine gluconate. For having a maximal antimicrobial effect, the skin should be cleaned before wiping it with the alcohol wipes.
They are used at homes for cleaning and disinfecting e.g. Clorox wipes. They kill about 99.9% of bacteria, fight soap scums, kitchen grease, and kill cold and flu viruses. But one should be cautious in using Clorox wipes as it comes with instructions to not be used on the skin.
Alcohol disinfectants should be used because they have many advantages; they are non-corrosive, do not stain, they are fast-acting, easy to use, and the odor is acceptable. They do not leave any toxic medical remains and disinfects even very small surfaces, for example, the rubber covers on medication vials.
packaging type: 24pcs/ctn 70% Alcohol Anti Virus Hand Sanitizer
Function: Kills 99.99% Germs