Robbin, thanks for posting this query as this is something I do think we should be considering. There are now CHG wipes available which may be perfect for this application. Would love to hear from others whether they are using or would recommend the use of CHG wipes for skin cleansing prior to CHG/alcohol skin prep for PICC insertions? Below is a reference demonstrating the efficacy of CHG wipes in the neonate population. Check out Lynn’s article on Bathing with chlorhexidine reduces CRBSIs.
Daphne Broadhurst,Ottawa, Canada
Daphne BroadhurstDesjardins PharmacyOttawa, Canada