Contact: Nancy Cawley Jean
Caption: In a new study, Mermel and colleagues at Rhode Island Hospital found a reduced risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) when using two percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) cloths for daily bathing instead of soap and water. The study found a 64 percent decrease in the risk of acquiring an infection from either MRSA or VRE.
Credit: Rhode Island Hospital
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