EPIC3 revision now includes 2 per cent CHG impregnated gel dressings

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The epic3 revision, for catheter and catheter site care (IVAD20), now recommends 2 per cent CHG impregnated gel dressings should be considered, in addition to 2 per cent CHG impregnated sponge dressings…” 3M (2016).

3M report “Epic3 national guidelines on intravascular care have been revised as part of a strategy to reduce the risk of catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSIs). The epic3 revision, for catheter and catheter site care (IVAD20), now recommends 2 per cent CHG impregnated gel dressings should be considered, in addition to 2 per cent CHG impregnated sponge dressings, for antimicrobial protection of insertion sites in catheterised adult patients.”

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