Chlorhexidine Bathing and Health Care-Associated Infections

Diana Lee, Mercer University College of Pharmacy 2015

Recently, there has been a substantial concern for health care-associated infections with support for universal decolonization strategies, especially in high-risk patients.1  Chlorhexidine baths are a standard in many intensive care units (ICU) today to address this increasing concern with its use being recommended by some expert guidelines.2  This new study may provide some new insight into its use and effectiveness in the ICU setting.

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