Use Chlorhexidine Baths if Your ICU Has High Infection Rates

New evidence will question using chlorhexidine baths to prevent infections in the ICU.

Using daily chlorhexidine baths for all ICU patients...usually with 2% wipes...is one way to perform "universal decolonization."

Recent evidence suggests these baths are NOT more effective than using nonmedicated wipes to prevent infections...including those due to central lines, ventilators, catheters, or C. diff.

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