Reply To: CHG bath wipes

  • Deleted User

    October 8, 2018 at 1:10 pm


    Our patients with central lines are required to have CHG baths every Mon-Wed-Fri.  On the other days they are required to shower daily with regular soap.

    Heather Holtzople MSN, RN, CPHON
    Nurse Manager
    Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
    Hollywood, FL
    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-08-2018 12:51 PM
    From: Kimberly Minus
    Subject: CHG bath wipes

    We allow them to shower if they desire, however, they must still have a CHG bath no more than 1 our later (in order for the skin pores to close). The shower does not negate the need for the CHG bath.


    Kimberly Minus, RN BSN CPON CPN

    Education Specialist

    Pedi Hem/Onc Med Surg




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    Original Message——

    ​​​​We are going to implement CHG bathing for all of our patients with central lines.  We have previously only done this in our PICU.  One of the questions we have been asked by the staff is what to do with those patients who prefer to have a daily shower.  What do other hospitals do about that? Do you let them shower and then do the CHG wipe or does the shower count for the cleansing and the CHG is not needed?  Would appreciate any helpful hints.  We know that some showers are better than others 🙂

    Kelly Horn, MSN, RN, CPON
    Nursing Professional Development
    McLane Children’s Baylor Scott & White Health
    Temple, TX 76502