Study: ICU infections curbed by daily chlorhexidine wipedowns

02/7/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Giving ICU patients a daily bath using chlorhexidine washcloths led to a 23% lower rate of multi-drug resistant organism acquisition, researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. The chlorhexidine baths also reduced the rate of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections by 28%.

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