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CHG use on infusion ports. Does it breakdown the ports and caps?

We are changing from using alcohol swabs on ports and caps to using CHG swabs. Does anyone have any information that the CHG breaks down the caps?


Chris Cavanaugh
Kaler's study

Wendy Kaler did a study that compared using alcohol to CHG on injection caps or ports.  You may want to review this if you have not already, it may save some money.

Chris Cavanaugh, RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC

CHG products for use in

CHG products for use in catheter care have a labeled indication for skin antisepsis only. They do not have an indication as a disinfectant for innanimate objects. Thus there is no data about what the solution will do to plastics over a long period of time or repeated use. Lynn

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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