Reply To: CHG bath wipes

  • Patricia Conlon

    October 8, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    We are implementing this too and have decided to let them shower/bathe and then do the CHG wipes,


    Patricia Conlon, MS, APRN, CNS,

    Certified Pediatric 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——

    ​​​​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