IV Prep vs. Skin Prep


(CoffeeGuy) #1

Does anyone know the difference between IV Prep and Skin Prep?  Does one make the skin more sticky?


(Nads) #2

As far as I know, they are pretty much the same product, only made by two different companies.


(poodlebone) #3

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.


(Nads) #4

[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! 


(Doug D) #5

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!