Unlicensed product use in preoperative settings

This backgrounder finds that a number of preparations used on patients in a surgical pre-operative setting are not licensed for use as skin disinfectants – they are products that are made and intended for use as multi-purpose hard surface disinfectants and cleansers. It shows how, in this of all environments, such dangerous cost cutting is allowed by vagaries in the regulations, and how it can take precedence over patient safety.

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