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Review of Evidence for Alcohol-Based Skin Preparation Agents

  • AkkeNeel Talsma (a1) and Carol E. Chenoweth (a2)
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School of Nursing, University of Michigan, 400 North Ingalls, Room 4154, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (antalsma@umich.edu)
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