Mölnlycke Health Care U.S. introduces a General Skin Cleansing Patient Kit to be used at home prior to surgery as part of an effective strategy to fight surgical-site infections (SSIs) and hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). In 2008, the Association of PeriOperative Nurses (AORN) issued guidelines that recognized the use of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) for at home preoperative bathing the night before and the morning of surgery, specifically four percent CHG. CHG bonds to the skin and actively kills germs for up to six hours without leaving a residue. Proven to kill the AH1N1 virus strain A/Swine/Iowa/15/30 [ATCC #VR-333], Clostridium difficile (C. diff) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Hibiclens is the only antiseptic antimicrobial cleanser that contains four percent CHG and has more than 30 years of proven clinical efficacy. The General Skin Cleansing Patient Kit will be provided to patients by health care facilities or providers for home use prior to surgery. The kit comes with:
- One, 4-oz. bottle of Hibiclens
- Five, Mesoft® cotton disposable wash cloths (10 by 20 centimeters each) to aid in applying and washing with Hibiclens
- A guide to general skin cleansing prior to surgical procedures, including instructions on the proper way and at what time intervals to bathe or shower. The guide also has space for patient instructions.
For more information, visit www.hibiclens.com