Is Disinfection before an injection necessary?
EXPERTS DEBATE WHETHER DISINFECTION BEFORE AN INJECTION IS NECESSARY. Conventional wisdom suggests that disinfecting the skin before an injection can prevent germs from entering the injection site, but research has shown that disinfection prior to an injection may not be necessary. Studies such as Dann (1969) and Koivisto and Felig (1978) have found that pre-injection disinfection does not affect the number of incidents of post-injection infection.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it's not necessary to swab clean the skin, but it is recommended to wash visibly soiled or dirty skin before an injection. They believe that most of the bacteria introduced by piercing the skin are non-pathogenic and the small number that might be introduced would be lower than the minimum infectious dose necessary for infection to occur.
At Painless World, we offer a device called Noodle® , which significantly reduces injection pain and disinfects the skin before an injection with 70% rubbing alcohol. Noodle® helps fight injection pain and needle phobia which can be a real problem for some people. Whether or not disinfection is necessary, Noodle® disinfects the injection site to follow established norms and practices in the healthcare industry to provide our customers with the best possible experience. Learn more about Noodle and how it can render your injections more comfortable, at https://painless.world..