Daily antiseptic bathing reduces bacteremia in PICUs

01/28/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

Patients at pediatric intensive care units who received daily chlorhexidine gluconate baths had significantly lower incidence of bacteremia than patients in the standard bathing protocol group, according to a study in The Lancet. The incidence of skin reactions associated with the antiseptic bathing was 1.2 per 1,000 days, and researchers reported no serious adverse events.

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