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The Effectiveness of Routine Daily Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing in Reducing Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase–Producing Enterobacteriaceae Skin Burden among Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Patients

  • Michael Y. Lin (a1), Karen Lolans (a2), Donald W. Blom (a1), Rosie D. Lyles (a3), Shayna Weiner (a1), Kavya B. Poluru (a2), Nicholas Moore (a2), David W. Hines (a4), Robert A. Weinstein (a1) (a3), Mary K. Hayden (a1) (a2) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epicenter Program...
Abstract

We evaluated the effectiveness of daily chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) bathing in decreasing skin carriage of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase–producing Enterobacteriaceae (KPC) among long-term acute care hospital patients. CHG bathing reduced KPC skin colonization, particularly when CHG skin concentrations greater than or equal to 128 μg/mL were achieved.

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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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