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CHG (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a cleaning product that is even more effective than regular soap for cleaning the skin. Completing a treatment with CHG wipes decreases the risk of certain infections. Patients with central lines use the wipes every 24 hours while in the hospital. Patients scheduled for certain types of surgery will use the wipes at home the night before surgery and the morning of surgery. Watch this video for step by step instructions on how to perform a CHG treatment on a child weighing between 22 and 66 pounds who is having surgery or who has a central line.
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Infectious Diseases, Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery
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Learn how to use CHG wipes to prevent infection in children under 22 pounds who are having surgery or who have central lines.