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CHG dressing vs. CHG disc

CDC recommendations for 2017 included an updated recommendation for

"Chlorhexidine-impregnated dressings with an FDA-cleared label that specifies a clinical indication for reducing catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) or catheter-associated blood stream infection (CABSI) are recommended to protect the insertion site of short-term, nontunneled central venous catheters"

Our hospital has been using CHG sponges (Biopatch) for quite some time. Do the new recommendations mean we need to switch to a CHG dressing (ie Tegaderm) or will the sponge still meet these recommendations? 

The CHG foam dressing was the

The CHG foam dressing was the original device with the required FDA labeled indication. So no product switching should be necessary 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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