A nurse leader-led evidence-based practice change
Learn how a hospital in Tennessee implemented a chlorhexidine gluconate bathing intervention to decrease the occurrence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections and central line-associated bloodstream infections for patients on the ICU.
At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing, Bernadette DePrez is an assistant professor and DNP nursing administration systems coordinator; Carolyn Schreeder is an adjunct professor, DNP nursing administration; and Susan Davidson is a professor and gateway program coordinator.
Notes: The CHG bathing protocol was made available through a bathing cloth manufacturer. Facility-created tools and surveys are available upon request.
The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.