Use of chlorhexidine gluconate with alcohol for the prevention of peripheral intravenous device infections: a review of clinical and cost effectiveness, and guidelines

Record ID 32015000307
Authors' recommendations: The literature search did not find evidence on the clinical effectiveness, safety or cost effectiveness of chlorhexidine gluconate with alcohol compared to other antiseptics for the prevention of infections associated with peripheral intravenous devices. Guidelines recommend decontamination of the skin at the insertion site with 1-2% chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% alcohol before inserting a peripheral intravenous catheter.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Chlorhexidine
  • Catheter-Related Infections
  • Vascular Access Devices
  • Alcohols
Organisation Name: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
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