“Surveillance is needed to detect reduced CHG susceptibility with widespread CHG use.” Suwantarat et al (2014).
Suwantarat, N., Carroll, K.C., Tekle, T., Ross, T., Maragakis, L.L., Cosgrove, S.E. and Milstone, A.M. (2014) High Prevalence of Reduced Chlorhexidine Susceptibility in Organisms Causing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 35(9), p.1183-1186.
In units that bathe patients daily with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), organisms causing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) were more likely to have reduced CHG susceptibility than organisms causing CLABSIs in units that do not bathe patients daily with CHG (86% vs 64%; P = .028). Surveillance is needed to detect reduced CHG susceptibility with widespread CHG use.
Other intravenous and vascular access resources that may be of interest (External links – IVTEAM has no responsibility for content).
- Guide for intravenous chemotherapy and associated vascular access devices from Macmillan.
- CancerUK IV chemotherapy information.