Daily skin cleansing with chlorhexidine did not reduce the rate of central-line associated bloodstream infection in a surgical intensive care unit

@article{Popovich2010DailySC,
  title={Daily skin cleansing with chlorhexidine did not reduce the rate of central-line associated bloodstream infection in a surgical intensive care unit},
  author={Kyle J. Popovich and Bala Hota and Robert Hayes and Robert A. Weinstein and Mary K Hayden},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={36},
  pages={854-858}
}
Cleansing the skin of intensive care unit (ICU) patients daily with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) has been associated with beneficial effects, including a reduction in central-line-associated bacteremias (CLABSIs). Most studies have been done in medical ICUs. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of daily chlorhexidine skin cleansing on CLABSI rates in a surgical ICU. In Fall 2005, the 30-bed surgical ICU at Rush University Medical Center discontinued daily soap-and-water bathing of… CONTINUE READING

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