Chlorhexidine Bathing and Microbial Contamination in Patients’ Bath Basins
Jan Powers, RN, PhD, Jennifer Peed, RN, BSN, Lindsey Burns, RN, BSN, and Mary Ziemba-Davis, BA
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Compare the rate of bacterial contamination on bath basins using soap to those basins where a standardized chlorhexidine solution is used for bathing.
  • List 3 common organisms found in patients’ bath basins.
  • Describe how basin, device, infection control, and isolation variables affect culture results when using chlorhexidine for patient baths.

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: A1221052
Total Contact Hours: 1.00
Pharma Hours: 0.0
Synergy Cat: A
Test Expires: 9/1/2016


Chlorhexidine Bathing and Microbial Contamination in Patients’ Bath Basins

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