We have always used betadine scrub and paint for perineal/vag preps (internal and external). Today, I spoke ith a gynecologist from Allentown, PA, and he told me that they have been using hibiclens (CHG) for vag preps - internal, too. They just dilute it. As we all know, the CHG is labelled to not use on mucosa. But we also know that betadone must dry to be bacteriocidal. He stated a study form an ID journal to support this - but couldn;t remember specifics off the top of his head. Anyone have any knowledge about this? I'd like to know so that I can bring this to our CQI group.
P.S. Please forgive and forget the spelling