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Richard Bartolo
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Richard Bartolo

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Principal Infection Prevention CNC

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Hi Pauline,
Recommendations for Surgical Skin Antisepsis in Operating Theatres from CHRISP.

Expiry dates
Skin disinfectants should be labelled with the date when first opened and the expiry date which must be adhered to:
aqueous solutions must be discarded after 24 hours;
aqueous povidone-iodine expires one month after opening;
alcoholic solutions must be discarded six (6) months after opening.

Have a Happy Christmas.

Richard Bartolo
Manager Infection Prevention

Western Health
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From: AICA Infexion Connexion [mailto:AICALIST@AICALIST.ORG.AU] On Behalf Of Pauline Bass
Sent: Wednesday, 22 December 2010 12:56 PM
To: AICALIST@AICALIST.ORG.AU
Subject: [AICA_Infexion_Connexion] 0.5% Chlorhexidine in 70% Alcohol

Hi

Just wondering if anyone has any guidelines regarding the length of time bottles of 0.5% Chlorhexidine in 70% Alcohol should remain open for, before being discarded.

There are no specific recommendations from the manufacturer.

Regards

Pauline

Pauline Bass
Infection Prevention Nurse Consultant
Alfred Health

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