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Nurses who recently visited our Web site answered this question: Do you use chlorhexidine for skin antisepsis prior to central venous catheter (CVC) insertion?


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cleaning the skin with a 2% chlorhexidine-based preparation, although tincture of iodine, an iodophor, or 70% alcohol are also acceptable. Visit to answer our monthly survey question and view results from other surveys.

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