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Reply To: CHG +/- Bath Wipes/Bathing: Practice and Evidence?
For our PICU they just use CHG; for Hem/Onc I prefer that the patient takes a shower/bath Qday (just good to get them out of their beds–they feel better, good for the bottoms, etc.) and then trying to focus the language that CHG is a medication wipe down in addition to the shower/bath
—————————— Mary Lynn Rae, CPHON,MSN,RN Ann & Robert H Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago Chicago, IL United States —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 03-23-2017 10:08 AM From: Chris Donaghey Subject: CHG +/- Bath Wipes/Bathing: Practice and Evidence?
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 ——————————