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epic2

For the full guidelines, visit:
www.epic.tvu.ac.uk

Funded and endorsed by the Department of Health, the new epic2 guidelines have been developed by a nurse-led, multi-professional team of researchers and specialist clinicians.

epic2 describes over 100 measures which have reliable evidence of efficacy in preventing healthcare-associated infection including the following recommendation which is one of four regarding cutaneous antisepsis:

CVAD15 Decontaminate the skin site with a single patient use application of alcoholic chlorhexidine gluconate solution (preferably 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% isopropyl alcohol) prior to the insertion of a central venous access device.

"Skin cleansing/antisepsis of the insertion site is regarded as one of the most important measures for preventing catheter-related infection".

Ref: Pratt RJ et al. J Hosp Inf 2007; 65 (Suppl.):s1-s64.

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epic2

On the basis of the best available evidence, the epic2 guidelines state a single patient use application of 2% chlorhexidine gluconate/70% isopropyl alcohol is preferable for skin antisepsis prior to insertion of a central venous access device.

Ref: Pratt RJ et al. J Hosp Inf 2007; 65 (Suppl.):s1-s64.

For the full guidelines, visit:
www.epic.tvu.ac.uk

Health Protection Agency

On the basis of evidence, the Health Protection Agency’s Rapid Review Panel gave ChloraPrep its highest recommendation (Recommendation 1)

Further details:
http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/rapid_review/pdf_july_05/RRS220_Insight.pdf

IVTEAM

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