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PDI Alcohol Prep Pads | Pack of 200

SKU PDXPB05505/1
£4.32 £3.60
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Sterile PDI alcohol prep pads, pre-dosed with 70% isopropyl alcohol and individually wrapped to provide rapid-acting skin preparation prior to injection.


Sterile alcohol prep pads that do the job. Easy to store and ready to use in seconds.

Alcohol prep pads are an essential supply in GP surgeries, care homes, nursing homes, and vaccination centres to reduce the number of germs on the skin to a safe level for an injection.

Healthcare professionals need prep pads that can be used quickly and efficiently. These PDI prep pads are designed to support busy work environments. Buy boxes of either 100 or 200 sachets, each containing an individual sterile wipe. The sachets take up hardly any room and can be stored in examination rooms, first aid kits, and first aid vehicles.

Sachets are made to be easy to tear open, and the wipe is quick to extract and use. Each wipe folds out to 65mm across, meaning less time is needed to wipe the area. The 70% concentration is tested to sanitise the skin of germs and bacteria in a very short contact time. 

For gentle personal care to keep infection transmission under control, take a look at these skin-friendly PDI wipes:

PDI Alcohol Prep Pads Ingredients

Each wipe is soaked in a 70% v/v Isopropyl Alcohol solution formulated to sanitise the skin in preparation for an injection. The solution is fast drying to help speed up skin prep time.

Consult the PDI alcohol prep pads SDS for full details. On the alcohol prep pads, SDS customers can also find information about hazards associated with the ingredients.

Why choose PDI Isopropyl Alcohol Prep Pads

  • PDI alcohol prep pads are used by healthcare professionals throughout the UK and internationally.
  • Like all wipes in the PDI range, Prep pads are made in the UK and tested to meet high British standards of quality and safety. They are CE marked.
  • Each pad is individually packaged in easy to tear foil packets to keep them fresh and sterile.
  • The product is available in 100 and 200 sachet cartons, depending on your needs.
  • The wipes are 65mm x 30mm in size to offer plenty of coverage.

For devices like central line catheters, urinary catheters, and needle-free devices, we stock PDI Sani-Cloth CHG 2% Alcohol Wipes.

The PDI Infection Control Range

Browse other PDI infection control disposables for disinfecting and sanitising surfaces and non-invasive medical devices:

We also offer general cleaning detergent wipes, alcohol-free wipes, food temperature probe wipes, and digital screen wipes.


Where are sterile alcohol prep pads used?

Here are some common reasons for alcohol prep pad use:

  1. For use in GP surgeries or hospitals to prep skin before injections or drawing blood.
  2. For use in vaccination centres to prep skin before vaccination.
  3. To clean minor cuts, grazes, and other open wounds before dressing them
  4. To prepare the skin before tattooing in tattoo salons.
  5. To prepare skin for piercing in tattoo or beauty salons.
  6. By estheticians before administering chemical peels or after waxing.

How much do alcohol prep pads cost?

Alcohol prep pad price should be much more than £5 for a box. Our box of 200 is just £4.32, which works out at 0.02p per wipe. Buying alcohol prep pads in bulk is the most cost-effective solution if you run a business like a GP surgery, hospital, or nursing home.

Do alcohol prep pads kill germs?

Yes, alcohol prep pads are made with 70% alcohol which is determined to kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi on the skin, bringing their numbers down to a safe enough level to administer an injection.

Are alcohol prep pads sterile?

Each alcohol prep pad is sterile, provided it comes in a sealed sachet, like these PDI prep pads. Once the sachet is opened, it is no longer sterile, and the pad must be used immediately. Use clean hands to open the sachet and use the pad directly on the skin to prevent cross-contamination. 

The PDI Alcohol Prep Pads MSDS offers more information about safety precautions.

Are alcohol prep pads the same as rubbing alcohol?

Alcohol prep pads are not the same as rubbing alcohol, even though both contain the same type of alcohol—isopropyl alcohol. Rubbing alcohol consists of 100% pure isopropyl alcohol. This is very effective at killing harmful microorganisms, but its strength can be dangerous to humans and can cause poisoning if it passes into the bloodstream. Rubbing alcohol can also produce harsh effects on the skin, such as drying and irritation. 

Alcohol prep pads are dosed with a solution made from 70% isopropyl alcohol, water, and sometimes a mild detergent. This more diluted solution is the best thing to use when preparing the skin to be pierced.

More Information
Amount 200 Prep Pads
Pack Size 1 Box
Target Area Body / Skin
Subcategory Skin Preparation
Type of Product Skin Preparation Wipes
Packaging Type Sachets
Alcohol / Alcohol-Free Alcohol
Antibacterial Properties Antibacterial

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