CHG gel versus CHG foam IV dressing

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Intravenous literature: Gould, P. (2011) Transparent Chlorhexidine (CHG) IV Securement Dressing vs. Chlorhexidine (CHG) Impregnated Disk. AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control. 39(5), p.E32.

Abstract:

St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center is a 293 bed facility located in Hot Springs, AR. Despite compliance with guidelines and evidence based bundles, the Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) rate was 1.40 per 1,000 PICC line days prior to study. Prior dressing consisted of a CHG impregnated disk, securement device and a transparent dressing at insertion and then changed every Sunday or if dressing became loose or soiled.

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