CHG IPA WIPES, SWABSTICKS & SOLUTIONS
Chlorhexidine Gluconate Solution LP 10% w/v(Equivalent to 2% w/v Chlorhexidine Gluconate) & IsoPropyl Alcohol LP 70% v/v.
• Clean needleless connectors with Prep Wipe.
• Prepare IV site by cleaning the area with Prep Wipe.
• Use Prep Wipe to remove a wound dressing/adhesive and clean the skin.
Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) based on concentration and formulation has been found to be effective against nearly all organisms. It is bactericidal, virucidal, and fungicidal. At low concentrations, CHG is effective against most gram-positive bacteria. At higher concentrations CHG is effective against gram-negative bacteria. At the highest concentrations, CHG is active against yeasts. Virucidal activity is good against enveloped viruses. CHG has both a rapid onset of bactericidal action and prolonged antimicrobial efficacy through residual effects. CHG IPA prep pads have been proven in multiple studies to reduce Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) as compared to traditional alcohol prep pads.
Effects of CLABSl's
Proven Anti-microbial Efficacy - provides rapid bactericidal action against a broad spectrum of micro organisms with greater than 99.9% kill in 15 seconds (In Vitro).
Residual protection for upto 6 hours with a combination of alcohol and Chlorhexidine Gluconate.
References: 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Healthcare-associated infections.
(HAis): Data and statistics. http://www.cdc.gov/HAl/surveillance/index.html. Updated January 12, 2015. Accessed December 15, 2017. 2. National Healthcare Safety Network, Centers fc Disease Control and Prevention, 2012. 3. Haddadin Y, Regunath H. Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI). Updated March 28, 2017. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; June 2017. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK430891/. 4 https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle, "Chlorhexidine in Healthcare: Your Questions Answered"Laura A. Stokowski, RN, MS, 2010