In hospitals, clinics, and first-aid kits, alcohol pads are frequently discovered. Before an injection is given or blood is drawn, they are most often used to wash the skin. Cleaning the region with the pads helps avoid bacteria from entering and infecting the body.
Alcohol Pads Antiseptic Uses. The most popular use in medicine for alcohol preparation pads is to wash a skin region before an injection is given. These pads are packed to be sterile separately so that doctors and nurses can manage each without contaminating any of the others.