Intravenous products: Showcase Hospitals report number 4 on ChloraPrep® 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate w/v 70% Isopropyl Alcohol v/v cutaneous solution for skin antisepsis has been published.
Clean-Safe-Care.nhs.uk report “The Department of Health has set up a Rapid Review Panel (RRP) to assess new and novel technologies and consider their potential for reducing hospital infections.
ChloraPrep® was used in seven Showcase Hospitals for three to six months for cutaneous antisepsis prior to the insertions of a vascular access device, renal dialysis catheter care and for collecting blood cultures. Staff opinions were favourable. The main concern was around cost. There were some adverse skin reactions (a known issue).
The showcase project demonstrated that ChloraPrep® can be safely implemented in NHS hospitals and that its use was popular with staff. A template business case has been produced.”
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