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Home-Based Preoperative Chlorhexidine Bathing Cloths to Prevent Surgical Site Infection

  • Joan Webster (a1) and Sonya Osborne (a2)
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Level 2, Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, Queensland 4029, Australia (joan_webster@health.qld.gov.au)

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1. Bailey, RR, Stuckey, DR, Norman, BA, et al. Economic value of dispensing home-based preoperative chlorhexidine bathing cloths to prevent surgical site infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011;32(5):465471.
2. Zywiel, MG, Daley, JA, Delanois, RE, Naziri, Q, Johnson, AJ, Mont, MA. Advance preoperative chlorhexidine reduces the incidence of surgical site infections in knee arthroplasty. Int Orthop 2011; 35(7):10011006.
3. Johnson, AJ, Daley, JA, Zywiel, MG, Delanois, RE, Mont, MA. Preoperative chlorhexidine preparation and the incidence of surgical site infections after hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2010;25(6, suppl 1):98102.
4. Webster, J, Osborne, S. Preoperative bathing or showering with skin antiseptics to prevent surgical site infection. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2007;(2):CD004985.

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