Nosocomial pneumonia has correlated to dental plaque and to oropharynx colonization in patients receiving mechanical ventilation.
Daily bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) of intensive care unit (ICU) patients has been shown to reduce healthcare-associated infections and colonization by multidrug-resistant organisms.
In this new series for 2017, we offer insights from experts in industry and in healthcare delivery regarding smart evaluation and purchasing of infection prevention and control-related products. In this installation, we address patient skin prep and patient hygiene products.
SCA, a global hygiene company and the maker of TENA® incontinence products, announces the launch of the new TENA® Bathing Glove, the first pre-moistened, disposable bath glove available in the U.S.
Long-term use antiseptic soap in bathing critically ill patients to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) did not cause high levels of resistance in bacteria on the patients’ skin, according to a new study published online in In
In clinical practice, patients who are awake often comment that cold surgical skin disinfectant is unpleasant.
Daily bathing of pediatric patients with disposable cloths containing 2 percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) by 59 percent and saved approximately $300,000 in one hospital
Holding hope for a relatively inexpensive way to improve care and prevent the spread of deadly hospital-acquired infections, a new study reports that bathing patients with chlorhexidine was equally effective in preventing the transmission
In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)1, Noto et al. found that in a “single-center, multi-ICU, cluster randomized, crossover study, once daily bathing with chlorhexidine did not reduce the rate of the composite primary outcome of infections including central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), possible or probable ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), or infection with C difficile.” The authors further concluded that these findings do not support daily bathing of critically ill patients with chlorhexidine.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have found that bathing critically ill patients with disposable chlorhexidine cloths did not decrease the incidence of healthcare-associated infections when compared to less expensive nonan