Daily chlorhexidine (CHG) bathing has become routine in many ICUs. Given that more healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) (including more central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs)) occur outside of the ICU, many hospitals have also implemented this practice on general medicine and surgical wards. However, to this point there are few data to support the effectiveness of CHG bathing outside of ICUs.

 

Credit: David Trinks

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