The alcoholic wipe is used to disinfect medical devices specifically designed for - catheter hubs and ports, needle free devices, cannulas and blood culture bottle tops. It was brought out to provide disinfection under guidelines set out by EPIC2 and Saving Lives.
Clinell alcoholic 2% chlorhexidine wipe is a class IIa medical device regulated under the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC under the supervision of notified body number 0473, AMTAC certification services. In certain countries, it can be used as part of a medical procedure, e.g. as a pre-injection swab, according to local regulations.