iodophor


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iodophor

[i′äd·ə‚fȯr]
(chemistry)
Any compound that is a carrier of iodine.
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Effect of iodophor vs tincture skin preparation on blood culture contamination rate.
TABLE 14 SHARES OF MANUFACTURERS FOR IODINE AND IODOPHOR COMPUNDS IN ANTISEPTICS AND DISINFECTANTS, 2008 (%)
This unique chemical name clearly differentiates the iodophor used in DuraPrep surgical solution from povidone-iodine (PVP-I) formulations.
HEALTHPOINT says that its patented formulation provides performance characteristics beyond chlorohexidine gluconate (4% CHG) and iodophor (7.
Traditionally, the concentric circle method was required if aqueous iodophors were used after the alcohol step to prevent reintroduction of contaminants to previously cleansed areas.
In fact the iodine status of the UK improved due to the use of iodophors [added iodine] in the milk industry and the practice of feeding cattle cake to cows in winter.
Iodophors, hypochlorite, quaternary ammonium compounds are common sanitizers used for cleaning of many dairy utensils and equipment.
Types of antimicrobial soaps include products that contain triclosan, chlorhexidine, iodine and iodophors or chloroxylenol.
There are four standard types or classifications: chlorine-based products, phenolic solutions (water- or alcohol-based), iodophors and quaternary compounds.
While a number of disinfectants such as alcohols, hypochlorites, chlorohexidine, iodophors, hydrogen peroxide, and phenolics are used in healthcare facilities, many LTC facilities choose quaternary ammonium compounds (quats) to destroy, inhibit, or prevent growth of microbes on surfaces in patient/resident rooms.
The physical action of washing and rinsing hands water such circumstances is recommended because alcohols, chlorhexidine, iodophors, and other antiseptic agents have poor activity against spores.