Reply To: CHG Bathing

  • Leticia Valdiviez

    July 9, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Mary Lynn,

    We have a sheet explaining how to use them in our bedside parent notebooks for the families to read. I can scan them to a file and send them to you.

    This is how we determine how many to use:
    <10 kg (2):
    1 for chest arms, back
    1 for legs, perimeum, buttocks

    10-30 kg (4):
    1 for chest and arms
    1 for back and buttocks
    1 for the legs
    1 for the perineum and buttocks

    >30 kg:
    1 for chest and arms
    1 for right leg
    1 for left leg
    1 for back
    1 for buttocks and perineum

    We use them for any patient with a central line.
    Leticia Valdiviez, RN, CPHON
    Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
    Dallas, TX
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-09-2014 10:59 AM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: CHG Bathing

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Nurse Educators and APHON Open Forum .
    Hi All:

    A few more questions about CHG bathing utilizing the SAGE wipes:
    1. How do you dose the # of wipes that you use? (On label use for pre-surgical 6 cloths; or off label use pediatric weight based dosing)?
    2. Do you use CHG bathing with SAGE wipes for all patients with CVCs at your hospital? Please describe. 
    3. Anyone using in their CF population?  
    4. Would anyone be willing to share any staff education and parent/caregiver educational handouts/information?

    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States