Efficacy of Adding 2% (w/v) Chlorhexidine Gluconate to 70% (v/v) Isopropyl Alcohol for Skin Disinfection Prior to Peripheral Venous Cannulation

Heather Small, Debra Adams, A.L. Casey, Cynthia T. Crosby, Peter A. Lambert, Tom S.J. Elliott

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-965
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume29
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008
Event6th International Intravenous Therapy Home and Hospital Conference - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Mar 20069 Mar 2006

Bibliographical note

Presented in part: 6th International Intravenous Therapy Home and Hospital Conference; Oxford, England; 8-9 March 2006.

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