I am trying to support a move to Chlorhexidine as a prep for IV starts and central lines at my hospital. I need research to support its use. Any suggestions? Are most of you already using it for insertions?
May 23, '02
Try a literature search in the medical library. Or, if you know which vendors handle chlorhexidine, they most certainly will provide you with literature supporting a move to using it for cleansing. Sometimes(!) their literature is biased, other times it is most helpful/presents good strong case. We just spoke w/the Arrow rep for new prep system that uses chlorhexidine; haven't had a chance to review the info the rep left, but will surely do so. -- Diana