Hub disinfection technique to prevent central line-associated blood stream infections

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Increasing evidence shows using Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) may help prevent certain health care associated infections, and may also prove beneficial for the prevention of CLABSI” Cooney et al (2018).

Background:

Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) events lead to increased complications, costs, morbidity and mortality. A review of CLABSI events was conducted at a large community hospital showing the need for improvement. Increasing evidence shows using Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) may help prevent certain health care associated infections, and may also prove beneficial for the prevention of CLABSI.



Reference:

Cooney, R.M., Becherer, P., Minickam, N., Greg, L., Farkas, Z., Shea, L.M. and Shade, W. (2018) The Effectiveness of 3.15% Chlorhexidine Gluconate/70% Alcohol Hub Disinfection to Prevent Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections. American Journal of Infection Control. 46(6, Supplement), p.S82–S83.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.04.161

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