Reply To: CHG study at COG

  • Cara Johnson

    September 20, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks for the details!


    Cara Johnson  RNIII, BSN, CPON®

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    ——Original Message——

    Heard some about it through our MDs.

    It’s still in manuscript phase. But here’s some brief info (second-hand):

    177/400 patients
    CHG vs control (“prepackaged cloth impregnated w mild soap”)

    CLABSI rate w CHG – 5.4
    CLABSI rate w control – 3.1
    IRR – 1.76

    Didn’t say whether MBI-CLABSIs were excluded

    CHG – 15%
    Control – 12%

    Cutaneous adverse events
    CHG – 22 events
    Control -14 events

    My questions/comments that I need answered are many but some offhand I gave were:

    What is the control soap?
    Those rates aren’t good if MBIs excluded (and aspire to better even with MBIs included)
    That’s a fair amount of cutaneous adverse events for a mild soap
    Type of patients

    Chris Donaghey, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist – Riley Cancer Center
    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
    Indianapolis, IN 46219