Does anyone know the difference between IV Prep and Skin Prep? Does one make the skin more sticky?
As far as I know, they are pretty much the same product, only made by two different companies.
I've wondered the same thing myself. I use IV Prep wipes because Minimed has always sent those to me. The IV Prep wipes seem very sticky to me when I apply it to my skin. I insert my infusion set when it's still a little tacky, not completely dry.
Both IV Prep and Skin Prep wipes are made by Smith & Nephew, not different companies.
[quote user="Liz"]Both IV Prep and Skin Prep wipes are made by Smith & Nephew, not different companies[/quote]
Oops! I apologize for the misinformation... My bad!
They are virtually the same. Personally I think IV Prep worked better. MiniMed suggested I switch over to SkinTac though. I tried it and it's really sticky. If you exercise or swim, it might be a better option. At least that's what I've experienced. Not sure if others feel this way. Be well!