Division of Infectious Diseases

Widespread use of chlorhexidine in hospitalized patients does not promote resistance in Staphylococcus aureus

Content courtesy of Dr. Rupp. Investigators from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Division of Infectious Diseases recently published reassuring data indicating that use of chlorhexidine (CHG) to bathe hospitalized patients does not lead to CHG-resistance in S. aureus.  (Marolf CT, et al Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 38:873-75, 2017). CHG is a very effective disinfectant that has been successfully utilized to prevent the… Continue Reading