Impact of preoperative chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) application methods on preoperative CHG skin concentration.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Elective surgical patients routinely bathe with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) at home days prior to their procedures. However, the impact of home CHG bathing on surgical site CHG concentration is unclear. We examined 3 different methods of applying CHG and hypothesized that different application methods would impact resulting CHG skin concentration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Warren, BG; Nelson, A; Warren, DK; Baker, MA; Miller, C; Habrock, T; Bongu, J; Gowda, A; Johnson, J; Anderson, DJ; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program,

Published Date

  • April 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 464 - 466

PubMed ID

  • 32993846

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8034836

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2020.448


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States