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Chlorhexidine Gluconate for Skin Preparation during Minor Procedures: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: June 3, 2019
Project Number: RB1346-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of chlorhexidine gluconate wipes for adults undergoing skin preparation for minor procedures?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with skin preparation during minor procedures?

Key Message

Two systematic reviews with meta-analyses, one systematic review, one non-randomized trial, and three evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding chlorhexidine gluconate for skin preparation during minor procedures.