Suppression of regrowth of normal skin flora under chlorhexidine gluconate dressings applied to chlorhexidine gluconate-prepped skin.

@article{Bashir2012SuppressionOR,
  title={Suppression of regrowth of normal skin flora under chlorhexidine gluconate dressings applied to chlorhexidine gluconate-prepped skin.},
  author={Muhammad H Bashir and Linda K M Olson and Shelley-Ann H. Walters},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={
          344-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Catheter colonization and bloodstream infection during the first week after insertion of a central venous catheter have been shown to result from the patient's own skin flora. METHODS The backs of 32 healthy subjects were prepped with a 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)/70% isopropyl alcohol antiseptic. Three dressings, 2 of which contained CHG, were placed on the prepped skin in a randomized design. Samples of aerobic bacteria were collected using the cup scrub method. Skin under… CONTINUE READING

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