- •The chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) bathing practices of 437 non–intensive care unit patients were evaluated.
- •Self-care, non–intensive care unit patients used CHG bathing products incorrectly 81% of the time.
- •Education and assistance by health care workers improved CHG bathing compliance.
- •Medical record documentation was a reliable tool to track CHG bathing compliance.
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