Title

The Effectiveness of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing in Prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections

Presenter Information

Mercedes CrowleyFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Jessica Naber, RN, PhD.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Chlorhexidine gluconate is a chemical that has broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties. It is commonly used in patients that have ports, PICCS, midlines, and prior to surgery to reduce the risk of acquiring infection. Three articles were observed in the research of this topic. The three articles that were used were, a systematic review and meta-analysis that included a sample of 26 studies collected in both ICU and non- ICU settings, a quasi-experimental research study that included a sample of 241 patients in the ICU at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and an experimental research study that included a sample of 330 pediatric oncology patients at The Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Louisiana. The results of all three of these studies concluded that the use of CHG bathing did reduce the rate of hospital acquired infections.


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The Effectiveness of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing in Prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections

Chlorhexidine gluconate is a chemical that has broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties. It is commonly used in patients that have ports, PICCS, midlines, and prior to surgery to reduce the risk of acquiring infection. Three articles were observed in the research of this topic. The three articles that were used were, a systematic review and meta-analysis that included a sample of 26 studies collected in both ICU and non- ICU settings, a quasi-experimental research study that included a sample of 241 patients in the ICU at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and an experimental research study that included a sample of 330 pediatric oncology patients at The Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Louisiana. The results of all three of these studies concluded that the use of CHG bathing did reduce the rate of hospital acquired infections.