Reply To: CHG +/- Bath Wipes/Bathing: Practice and Evidence?

  • Patricia Conlon

    March 23, 2017 at 10:49 am

    We do it daily in ICUs currently for patients over 2 months of age. We are part of the Health Engagement Network strategies to decrease Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) which promotes daily use.


    Patricia Conlon, MS, APRN, CNS,

    Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist,

    Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,

    Fr 3C/2B & Pediatric Infusion Therapy Center,

    Pager: 127-02560
    Phone: 5-6003

    Mayo Clinic Children’s Center
    200 First Street S.W.
    Rochester, MN 55905


    ——Original Message——

    Hi all,

    CHG is a hot topic these days, though I’m curious about a specific element.

    I believe our infection prevention team is looking at reworking the policy to better focus our practices.

    Does your hospital/unit require additional bath wipes/bathing to CHG to meet “bath” requirements, or is a daily CHG treatment sufficient on its own?

    And regardless of your hospital’s stance, are there recommendations that back what you practice?

    Chris Donaghey, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist – Riley Cancer Care
    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
    Indianapolis, IN