Clinell Alcoholic 2% Chlorhexidine is a disposable disinfection wipe for medical devices presaturated with 70% alcohol and 2% Chlorhexidine gluconate.
It is used to disinfect medical devices specifically designed for - catheter hubs and ports, needle free devices, cannulas and blood culture bottle tops. It was brought out to provide disinfection under guidelines set out by EPIC2 and Saving Lives.
CA2C200 is a class IIa medical device regulated under the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC under the supervision of notified body number 0473, AMTAC certification services. In certain countries, it can be used as part of a medical procedure, e.g. as a pre-injection swab, according to local regulations.
Fast acting, long lastingProvides benefit of rapid antimicrobial action and excellent residual activity.
Proven efficacyProven to be effective at disinfecting central venous catheter hubs and sampling ports.
Better than traditional methodsProven to be superior to both 70% alcohol and 10% povidone-iodine for preventing central venous and arterial catheter related infections.
* Soothill JS, Bravery K, Ho A, Macqueen S, Collins J, Lock P. 'A fall in bloodstream infections followed a change to 2% chlorexidine in 70% isopropanol for catheter connection antisepsis: A pediatric single centre before/after study on a hemopoietic stem cell transplant ward'. Am J Control 2009 Oct-37-8-626-30.
epic 2 Project GuidelinesThe Epic 2 Project Guidelines For Preventing Infections Associated With The Use Of Central Venous Catheters. Bloodstream infections associated with the insertion and maintenance of central venous catheters (CVC) are among the most dangerous complications of healthcare that can occur. They worsen the severity of the patients' underlying ill health, prolonging the period of hospitalisation and increasing the cost of care.
The epic 2 project report CVC33 Preferably, an alcoholic chlorhexidine gluconate solution should be used to decontaminate the injection port or catheter hub before and after it has been used to access the system.
CVC44 When needleless devices are used, the risk of contamination should be minimised by decontaminating the access port with an alcoholic chlorhexidine gluconate solution.
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High Impact Interventions
Central venous catheter care bundleCatheter access - Ports or hubs are cleaned with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% isopropyl alcohol prior to catheter access.
Peripheral intravenous Cannula access - 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% isopropyl alcohol is used to decontaminate the port prior to administering fluid or injections via the cannulae.
cannula care bundle
Renal haemodialysis catheter Catheter access - Ports or hubs are cleaned with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% isopropyl alcohol prior to catheter access.
Taking Blood CulturesClean the tops of culture bottles with a 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% isopropyl alcohol impregnated swab and allow to dry for 30 seconds.
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