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Indications of Marschall et al for Use of a Chlorhexidine-Containing Sponge Dressing About an Intravascular Catheter

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Infectious Diseases
Cardiology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Hematology Oncology

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Circular sponges containing chlorhexidine can be placed around an intravascular catheter as it enters the skin. Marschall et al listed situations where such a catheter may be indicated to reduce catheter-related infections. The authors are from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

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