The effect of daily bathing with chlorhexidine on the acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, and healthcare-associated bloodstream infections:

11-28-2018 16:46

Climo, 2013

In a multicenter trial, daily bathing with Hibiclens demonstrated that the implementation of daily patient bathing with Hibiclens significantly reduced the acquisition of VRE and MRSA and healthcare-associated bacteremias across several large university-affiliated ICUs. Results were a 32% reduction in the MRSA incidence rate and a 50% reduction in the VRE incidence rate. There was also a significant reduction in the number of VRE bacteremias.

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