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Marking Madness - April 2013 - Subscribe

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OSM560-April_DIGITAL_Layout 1 4/5/13 2:27 PM Page 9 All skin antiseptics are sterile, right? (wrong) Aplicare ® The only sterile preoperative skin preparation antiseptics. To learn which Aplicare® skin antiseptics are sterile and to receive FREE samples, visit www.AplicareSterility.com. *APIC Letter to FDA: Comments to FDA on Antiseptic Patient Preoperative Skin Preparation Products. 2/6/13 ©2013 Clorox Professional Products Company, 1221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612. NI-20459 Many healthcare professionals understandably assume that all antiseptics are sterile. This is actually not true. THE FACTS: The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has stated, "All skin preparation products should be manufactured to be sterile."* Aplicare® provides the only sterile preoperative skin preparation antiseptics suitable for use in the OR. Each product lot is sterilized to a 10-6 assurance level. While many other products have sterile outer packaging, the antiseptic inside the package — arguably the most important component because it touches patients' skin — is not sterilized. THE APLICARE® DIFFERENCE: For product safety and patient care, enhance your infection prevention program with the only sterile skin antiseptics. from the makers of

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