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The Use of 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Impregnated Cloth Bathing in Preoperative Skin Preparation

2019-01-29 16:11:13 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To compare the use of towels impregnated with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in the traditional preoperative bath with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in preventing the occurrence of surgical site infection among patients undergoing potentially contaminated elective surgery.

Description

This is a pilot randomized controlled clinical trial, composed of patients submitted to potentially contaminated elective surgeries, randomly assigned to an intervention group, consisting of those who used towels impregnated with pre-operative CHG 2% and control group, composed of by the pre-operative bath with 2% conventional / liquid CHG. Both used the products the night before and the morning of surgery and received verbal and written guidance.

Study Design

Conditions

Surgical Site Infection

Intervention

towels impregnated with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate, chlorhexidine gluconate 2% liquid

Location

Fernanda de Oliveira Andrade
Curitiba
Parana
Brazil

Status

Completed

Source

University of Sao Paulo

Results (where available)

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