Antibacterial sponge reduces catheter infections in ICU

03/25/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Use of a sponge containing the antimicrobial agent chlorhexidine gluconate during dressing for intravascular catheters reduces the risk of catheter infections in ICU patients, a French study found. The research team said using the sponge can safely extend dressing changes to more than three days but not exceeding seven days.

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