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Daily bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate reduces pediatric CLABSI

June 29, 2015

Bathing pediatric patients with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate reduced the frequency of central line-associated bloodstream infections by 59% and could significantly cut costs for hospitals, according to a study presented at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology annual conference.

“We took great care to ensure successful implementation of the new bathing regimen,” Adam N. Karcz, MPH, infection preventionist at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University, said in a press release. “By educating everyone on the care team, including parents, and standardizing bathing procedures, we were able to dramatically reduce infections and save health care dollars in just 6 months.”

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