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

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    March 23, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    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?

    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