Nursing Care of Patient Skin Electrodine Solutions

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1 R43 NR04107-01,
Agency Tracking Number:
29667
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Spectrum Hydro Technologies
107 Shavano Park Drive, Shavano Park, TX, 48231
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Richard Sampson
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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