Submitted by LIP, IVL , Tulane hospital on Sun Jun 12 02:45:35 2011
Do not be fooled by what the 2011 CDC Guidlelines actually say as some are trying to put a spin on it.
The exact wording of the 2011 CDC Guidelines is: "Chlorahexidine Impgregnated Sponge dressing IF the rate of infection is not decreasing despite adherence to other strategies (ie., education and training, maximal sterile barrier precautions, and >0.5% chlorahexidine preparations with alcohol for skin antisepsis)" page 8 from the CDC Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011.
The truth of the matter is that the CDC DOES NOT endorse any company or a specific product here. Some people seem to think this is an endorsement for Biopatch. It Is Not.
The use of the word IF is the key word in these 2011 CDC guidelines which makes this recommendation a UN-RESOLVED ISSUE according to the CDC, not a category 1B as some people seem to think it is.