Wednesday, February 16, 2011

To Reduce Superbug Infections, Hospitals Begin Bathing Patients in Chemicals

A new study from Rhode Island Hospital has found a reduced risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) when using two percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) cloths for daily bathing instead of soap and water. The study found a 64 percent decrease in the risk of acquiring an infection from either methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). The study is published online in advance of print in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.'


1 comment:

  1. Would you believe that many essential oils contain anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties and can be added to shampoos and shower gels to fight infections and superbugs.

    Anyway, chlorhexidine has been used for many years in hospitals. If you use it often, your hands become extremely dry and crusty looking.


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