Reply To: CHG bath wipes

  • Kimberly Duback

    October 9, 2018 at 10:57 am

    ​If we have patients who would like to shower, we allow them to shower, wait 1 hour, and the patient receives CHG bath. 


    Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Advanced Practice Nurse
    Advocate Children’s Hospital
    United States of America
    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-08-2018 12:09 PM
    From: Kelly Horn
    Subject: CHG bath wipes

    ​​​​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