SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Skin preparation pad

All Wales Contract: ECG Electrodes, Diathermy plates, Defib pads
Sterility Status: Non Sterile.
Usage Status: Single use.


Also known as 'cardio preps'. Small pad with abrasive surface on one side andadhesive on the other.


Key areas where used

  • Cardiology and other wards

Method of use

Pads are applied to finger tips of health care worker and the abrasive surface wiped over area of patients skin prior to the application ofelectrodes. Pads are used to remove the top layer of skin cells to improve contact and signal transmission.


  • In strips of 10

Sizes Required

  • No specific sizes required, manufacturers produce 1size only


Coding SystemCodeDescription
NSV FDK0441 Preps Cardio

Example products

The following table lists examples of products known to be acceptable for this product description.

Brand NameProduct CodeManufacturer
Cardio Preps 2121 Uno Medical

Revision Details

EditorPete Phillips
Revision No 1.8
Revision date2008/09/18

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Products mentioned in this datacard are for illustration purposes onlyand should not be seen as an endorsement of these products.

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