Updated Recommendations on the Use of Chlorhexidine-Impregnated Dressings for Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections (2017)

Table of abbreviations and definitions.
Abbreviation Definition
BSI bloodstream infection
CABSI catheter-associated bloodstream infection
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CHG chlorhexidine gluconate
C-I chlorhexidine-impregnated
CLABSI central line-associated bloodstream infection
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CRBSI catheter-related bloodstream infection
CRI catheter-related infections
CVC central venous catheter
FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration
GRADE Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation
HICPAC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
ICU intensive care unit
IV intravenous
MSB maximal sterile barrier precautions
NICU neonatal intensive care unit
PICU pediatric intensive care unit
PCICU pediatric cardiac intensive care unit
RCT randomized controlled trial
SR systematic review