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Here at our institution in Melbourne we have moved away from chlorhexidine mouthwash and have adopted chlorhexidine gel over the last several years, and only in patients with risk criteria. However we still use jumbo swabs in infants. You can link to the local guideline at:
—————————— Christopher Williams, RN Clinical Nurse Consultant Paediatric Oncology Royal Childrens Hospital Melbourne, Australia ————————————————————————- Original Message: Sent: 09-14-2016 06:55 AM From: Chris Donaghey Subject: Chlorhexidine Mouth Rinses
I’ve been pouring over articles lately about oral care considerations related to chlorhexidine and cannot find the answers I’m looking for, so I thought I’d reach out to the APHON brain trust.
If your unit/hospital does chlorhexidine mouth rinses:
1) Is the volume standard across all age groups? If not, how are the volumes grouped?
2) How do you approach chlorhexidine in infants/kids who do not yet have teeth?
—————————— Chris Donaghey, CNS,CPHON,MSN,RN Clinical Nurse Specialist – Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant Indianapolis, IN United States ——————————