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Chlorhexidine Bathing and Hospital-Acquired Infection

Posted by Sara Fazio • February 8th, 2013

In this cluster-randomized study at ICUs in six hospitals, chlorhexidine-impregnated washcloths were associated with significantly lower rates of bloodstream infections and acquisition of multidrug-resistant organisms than were nonantimicrobial washcloths. Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE), have become endemic in many acute care and long-term care facilities. Infections with these… Read More…