Diagnostics

CHG Crosswalk: Critical Guideline Review

  • Posted: September 30, 2016
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Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), an antiseptic, has been around for more than 50 years. CHG has been used in various ways in hospitals including as a topical disinfectant and skin antiseptic, in surgical scrub products, bathing cloths, oral rinses, intravenous catheters, topical dressings, and implantable surgical meshes. The use of CHG bathing is increasing in hospitals in an effort to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), surgical site infections (SSIs), as well as infections or colonization due to multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs).

Learn more about the CHG crosswalk.