Chlorhexidine is suitable for use on Tools & Implements and Hand & Skin.
Chlorhexidine works against a broad spectrum of unwanted microorganisms.
The Chlorhexidine wipes are alcohol free, Chlorhexidine digluconate works against a broad spectrum of unwanted microorganisms, bacteria and fungi.
The addition of Vitamin E and Aloe Vera helps to hydrate the skin.
What Clinicians are saying…
“Chlorhexidine has become the ‘it’ antiseptic. We are using it on medical devices and for skin preparation prior to procedures. It is well tolerated by patients and is a true life-saver in terms of prevention of infection and multi-drug resistant organisms.”
About Chlorhexidine: MECHANISM OF ACTION
Chlorhexidine is a broad-spectrum biocide effective against Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria and fungi.
Chlorhexidine inactivates microorganisms with a broader spectrum than other antimicrobials (e.g. antibiotics) and has a quicker kill rate than other antimicrobials (e.g. povidone-iodine).1
It has both bacteriostatic (inhibits bacterial growth) and bactericidal (kills bacteria) mechanisms of action, depending on its concentration.
Chlorhexidine kills by disrupting the cell membrane.12
Upon application in vitro, chlorhexidine can kill nearly 100% of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria within 30 seconds.5
Since chlorhexidine can destroy the majority of categories of microbes, there is limited risk for the development of an opportunistic infections.
KEITH S. KAYE, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Corporate Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety, Corporate Medical Director, Infection Prevention, Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University