Effectiveness of Chloraprep (TM) in reduction of blood culture contamination rates in emergency department

Title

Effectiveness of Chloraprep (TM) in reduction of blood culture contamination rates in emergency department

Creator

Tepus D; Fleming E; Cox S; Hazelett S; Kropp D

Publisher

Journal of Nursing Care Quality

Date

2008
2008-07

Description

Contaminated blood cultures result in increased healthcare utilization. Poor skin preparation is usually the cause of contamination. Our study results showed a significant decrease in contamination rates using 2% chlorhexidine and 70% isopropanol. (Chloraprep (TM)) versus tincture of iodine. Adoption of this technique throughout our institution is expected to result in a savings of $875 000 per yearn as well as decreased discomfort for the patient.

Subject

antiseptic; blood-culture contamination; chlorhexidine; iodine; Nursing; skin antisepsis; skin preparation; tincture; trial

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

272-276

Issue

3

Volume

23

Citation

Tepus D; Fleming E; Cox S; Hazelett S; Kropp D, “Effectiveness of Chloraprep (TM) in reduction of blood culture contamination rates in emergency department,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed November 30, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7306.

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