Spotlight on Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) and Its Sidekick Alcohol

About this course

This course qualifies for 1 CE / 1 IPU and corresponds to the following Infection Prevention Unit (IPU) domain(s):

  • Identification of Infectious Disease Processes
  • Education and Research
  • Cleaning, Sterilization, Disinfection, Asepsis

At the end of this course, the learner shall be:

  • Describe the mode of action and efficacy of CHG
  • Outline the historical development and various uses of CHG in the healthcare setting
  • Define quality control and quality assurance and provide industry concern examples
  • Differentiate the FDA approval process for CHG/Alcohol-containing skin and device products
  • Recite recommendations for skin preparation and needleless connector disinfection with CHG/Alcohol-containing products
  • Illustrate examples of CHG healthcare success stories

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