Health care staff perceptions of gaps and education needs for patient-led preoperative hygiene using chlorhexidine gluconate skin cleansing products

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      • Adherence to CHG protocols that are patient-led can limit the effectiveness of theproducts.
      • Staff recognize a gap in patients' understanding of CHG cleansing products.
      • Staff lack standardized tools to train patients on the importance and proper use of CHG products.
      Through survey-led interviews, health care staff recognizes that patients have different bathing techniques and need more education on chlorhexidine gluconate cleansing. Preliminary findings gathered will be used to develop and test electronic competency-based tools to ensure patients are provided with the same comprehensive instructions before using chlorhexidine gluconate bathing products.

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