What do you know about CHG Applicator?
What is CHG?
Why use CHG Applicators?
Swab Applicators meet the skin antisepsis guidelines from:
The Centers for Disease Control has targeted the prevention of catheter-related infections Catheter-related infections are a preventable problem that affects hundreds of thousands of patients every year. These infections increase patient morbidity, lengthen hospital stays, and require additional medical interventions. One critical step in the prevention of catheter-related infection is proper skin prepping with an effective antiseptic. Which antiseptic should you use? The CDC recently announced new Guidelines for the that for cutaneous antisepsis, “. . . a 2% chlorhexidine-based preparation is preferred . . .”
To read more: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5110a1.htm
CHG Prepping Products with a formulation of 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) patient preoperative skin preparation to meet the clinical requirements for a New Drug Application (NDA), kills more bacteria than traditional iodophors or alcohol.
Skin Disinfection in Hospital
CHG Applicators have been applied for skin antisepsis and Surgery, they are made of medical grade 100PPI open-cell polyurethane foam & ABS handle. It is with the formulation of 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to meet the strict clinical requirements of the FDA, thus it would kill more bacteria than traditional Iodophor & Alcohol Applicators. They have been widely used for Hospitals, INS (Infusion Nurses Society), SHEA (Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America), and IDSA (Infectious Diseases Society of America).
- Rapid-acting: Chlorhexidine holds better immediate antimicrobial activity.
- Persistent: CHG Applicators keep antimicrobial activity for at least 48 hours.
- Broad spectrum: MRSA, VRE, CRE, Clostridium Difficile, and Acinetobacter.
- Aseptic technique: The Applicators reduce the risk of direct hand-to-patient contact.
- Active in protein-rich biomaterials: Remains active in the presence of blood and serum.
- Friction scrub: Applicators promote gentle friction scrub to make CHG solution penetrate the first five layers of the stratum corneum where 80% of skin-dwelling.
Direction for Use
Step 1: Pull and remove the ring collar lock from the handle, do not touch the foam pad.
Step 2: Press down to activate and release the antiseptic solution to the foam pad.
Step 3: For the dry site, gentle back-and-forth strokes at the incision site for the 30s, then progressing to the periphery.
Step 4: Allow the area to air dry completely for about 3 min(about 1 hour to air dry in hair)
Step 5: For the moist sites, (like inguinal fold or axilla) Gently prep the area for 2 minutes. Allow the area to air dry.
Customization of solution formulation is welcome.