Article Abstract

Chlorhexidine bathing every other day still does the trick, but it may come at a cost

Authors: Susana Chávez-Moreno, Adrián Camacho-Ortiz

Abstract

In current times, hospital-acquired infections (HAI) are one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide (1), therefore it is overwhelmingly necessary to discover innovative ways to reduce them. Aside from the increased risk of death for any patient with a HAI, there are other detrimental aspects regarding them such as; increased length of hospital stay, increased economic cost and extended disability only to name a few (2).