Antiseptic baths in ICU keep infection rates down

03/16/2010 | Reuters

Giving severely injured ICU patients a bath using antiseptic-soaked washcloths reduced their risk of catheter-related infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, MRSA and other super-bug infections. Harborview Medical Center in Seattle uses the baths for all ICU patients and saw the number of MRSA infections per 1,000 patients drop from 20 to 7.6.

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