Sage Products has introduced an FDA-approved, alcohol-free chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) formula in an applicator cloth to help protect against surgical site infections (SSIs). The new two-percent CHG cloths have been shown to reduce microorganisms on the skin, including MRSA, VRE and other antibiotic-resistant organisms. Reducing bacterial count may reduce the potential for nosocomial infections, which include SSIs. For easier preoperative skin preparation, the clothes are rinse-free, quick-drying and proven to deliver rapid bactericidal action. The unique formulation is also persistent, continuing antimicrobial activity for several hours after application.