Effect of chlorhexidine bathing in preventing infections and reducing skin burden and environmental contamination: A review of the literature.

November 16, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Am J Infect Control. 2016 May 2;44(5 Suppl):e17-21.

Donskey CJ1, Deshpande A2.

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1Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH. Electronic address: curtisd123@yahoo.com  

2Department of Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Medicine Institute Center for Value-Based Care Research, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Abstract

Chlorhexidine bathing is effective in reducing levels of pathogens on skin.

In this review, we examine the evidence that chlorhexidine bathing can prevent colonization and infection with health care-associated pathogens and reduce dissemination to the environment and the hands of personnel.

The importance of education and monitoring of compliance with bathing procedures is emphasized in order to optimize chlorhexidine bathing in clinical practice.

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Entry filed under: Epidemiología, Health Care-Associated Infections, Infecciones nosocomiales, Infecciones sitio quirurgico, REVIEWS, Update. Tags: .

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