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Nursing Care of Patient Skin Electrodine Solutions

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Department of Health and Human Services
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1995 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Spectrum Hydro Technologies
107 Shavano Park Drive Shavano Park, TX 48231
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Nursing Care of Patient Skin Electrodine Solutions
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1 R43 NR04107-01,
Award Amount: $100,000.00


Cross contamination between patients, medical personnel and home care givers can be a serious problnursing care. Whenever the integrity of the skin barrier is broken by surgical procedures, irritatiocommon skin bacteria may cause infections. Infection may be reduced by washing the skin with a goodhowever, disinfectants often smell, sting, and burn, even kill viable skin cells. Iodine disinfectanspectrum bacteriocidals, fungicidals, and viricides, but have the reputation of staining, being smelinvented a machine (the Electrodine) which produces a clean clear odorless stream of iodine water thexceptionally high concentrations of iodine and hypoiodic acid, the active bacteria killers and noneburning ingredients. Electrodine solutions will be compared in this proposal to dilute Lugol's a comfor the ability to kill gram negative and gram positive bacteria. They will also be tested for cytotin tissue culture. The Electrodine is fed tap water and produces iodine solutions of various concentliters/min flow rates. It has wide applications in surface disinfection, nursing, and home care.National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)

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Richard Sampson

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Spectrum Hydro Technologies
107 Shavano Park Drive Shavano Park, TX 48231

Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No