Chlorhexidine in intravenous practice


Intravenous literature: Scales, K. (2009) Correct use of chlorhexidine in intravenous practice. Nursing Standard. 24(8), p.41-6.


This article reviews the routes by which microorganisms may contaminate vascular access devices, and examines the role of chlorhexidine in the prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections. Chlorhexidine-based cleansing products for use in intravenous therapy are reviewed and their correct use is discussed, with reference to clinical guidelines.


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