Chlorhexidine use in the neonatal intensive care unit: Results from a national survey

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Abstract

Infection prevention guidelines do not endorse chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) use in neonates who are less than 2 months old. A survey of US neonatology program directors revealed that most neonatal intensive care units use CHG, often with some restrictions. Prospective studies are needed to further address concerns regarding the safety of CHG in patients in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)846-849
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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