Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing To Reduce Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus

Author(s): Ann Petlin, RN, MSN, CCRN-CSC, CCNS, PCCN, ACNS-BC, Marilyn Schallom, Donna Prentice, Carrie Sona, Paula Mantia, Kathleen Mcmullen, Cassandra Landholt

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Oct 01, 2018

Topics: Infectious Disease, Patient Safety

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a virulent organism causing substantial morbidity and mortality in intensive care units. Chlorhexidine gluconate, a topical antiseptic solution, is effective against a wide spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including MRSA.


  • Discuss current research on chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) bathing
  • Compare use of CHG-impregnated washcloths with CHG solution dissolved in bath water
  • Describe the effects of CHG bathing on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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