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An ode to the alcohol pad

Oh, so you haven’t pressed an alcohol swab to the bridge of a patient’s nose for some much-needed relief? Guess you can just chalk it up to another one of those things they didn’t teach you in nursing school.

Luckily, in this week’s episode of “The Sean Dent Show” on ScrubsBeat, Sean lets you in on a little secret about alcohol swabs. Well…three secrets, actually.

Check out the video below to learn about some of the more “unconventional” uses for alcohol swabs, then share some of your own lesser known tips and tricks with us in the comments section below.

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2 Responses to An ode to the alcohol pad

  1. ThreePalms

    Wow, I didn’t know about helping with nausea. As always, Sean, you keep us on our nursing toes! I use it in art work, too – makes some really sweet designs when mixed with alcohol inks. Love the sound effect!

  2. Liz Leming

    It is great to remove PHI from printed medication labels. Just a few swipes across a syringe or bag label and the ink fades away and no longer needs to be shredded.

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