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Running on Empty - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - August 2019

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A U G U S T 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 2 7 T he best defense for battling surgical site infections is a good offense. And part of a good offensive game plan is to make sure your OR nurses understand the importance of the chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) bath in fighting SSIs. Pre-surgical baths using an antibacterial product have proven to decrease SSIs. We have a protocol that patients have a CHG bath the Pre-surgical Baths in the Battle Against SSIs Training your staff — and your patients — to perform CHG baths. Pre-Operative Planner Denice Morrison, RN, BC, MSN, CNOR • DUSK AND DAWN Patients should take a CHG bath the night before and the morning of surgery. North Kansas City (Mo.) Hospital

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