This is perhaps not one of the most obvious topics to study, but when you think about it, every patient having surgery, and hence being looked after by us, will be exposed to one of these creatures. Probably a good idea to know something about them, especially their hazards….
For some “clean” is a highly overrated concept….
BT_PO 1.132 Outline the pharmacology of antiseptics and disinfectants, their clinical use and associated risks
Chlorhexidine can cause sensorineural hearing loss if instilled in the middle ear TRUE/FALSE
Povidone-iodine 10% aqueous solution is the only antiseptic which is non toxic to the cornea TRUE/FALSE
Antiseptics are disinfectants which are safe to use on skin, wounds and mucous membranes TRUE/FALSE
Providone-iodine is more likely to cause hypersensitivity than tincture of iodine TRUE/FALSE
It is essential to allow chlorhexidine skin preparation to dry before performing spinal anaesthesia TRUE/FALSE