We undertook a clinical trial to compare the efficacy of 2% (w/v) chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% (v/v) isopropyl alcohol with the efficacy of 70% (v/v) isopropyl alcohol alone for skin disinfection to prevent peripheral venous catheter colonization and contamination. We found that the addition of 2% chlorhexidine gluconate reduced the number of peripheral venous catheters that were colonized or contaminated. © 2008 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2008|
|Event||6th International Intravenous Therapy Home and Hospital Conference - Oxford, United Kingdom|
Duration: 8 Mar 2006 → 9 Mar 2006
Bibliographical notePresented in part: 6th International Intravenous Therapy Home and Hospital Conference; Oxford, England; 8-9 March 2006.
Small, H., Adams, D., Casey, A. L., Crosby, C. T., Lambert, P. A., & Elliott, T. S. J. (2008). Efficacy of Adding 2% (w/v) Chlorhexidine Gluconate to 70% (v/v) Isopropyl Alcohol for Skin Disinfection Prior to Peripheral Venous Cannulation. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 29(10), 963-965. https://doi.org/10.1086/590664