If you or your loved one are preparing for surgery, it is easier than ever to help reduce the risk of a surgical site infection. Sage 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloths are easy to use and significantly reduce bacteria on the skin to help prevent infection.
- Antiseptic solution helps reduce bacteria on the skin
- Rinse-free formula stays on skin for up to 6 hours
- Ultra-soft cloth is gentle
Chlorhexidine gluconate 2% solution.....................................................................................
- helps reduce bacteria that can potentially cause skin infection
- for preparation of skin prior to surgery
For external use only
|Do not use
- on patients with known allergies to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other ingredients in this product
- for lumbar punctures or in contact with the meninges
- on open skin wounds or as a general skin cleanser
|When using this product
- keep out of eyes, ears and mouth. May cause serious or permanent injury if chlorhexidine is permitted to enter and remain. If contact occurs, rinse with cold water right away and contact a doctor.
|Stop use and ask a doctor if
irritation, sensitization or allergic reaction occurs. These may be signs of a serious condition.
|Keep out of reach of children
If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
- use with care in premature infants or infants under 2 months of age. These products may cause irritation or chemical burns
- do not microwave
- product and packaging are not sterile. Follow your hospital policy for skin preparation with non-sterile products.
|To open package
- holding top of package in one hand, lift flap on backside of package with other hand
- grasp flap at top and pull down to tearflap away and expose foam
- hold outside of package to present foam and cloths to prep table, avoiding contact between cloths and outside of package to reduce risk of cloth contamination
- using sterile scissors, cut off end seal of package
- transfer contents onto prep table, avoiding contact between cloths and outside of package to reduce risk of cloth contamination
- use first cloth to prepare the skin area indicated for a moist or dry site, making certain to keep the second cloth where it will not be contaminated. Use second cloth to prepare larger areas.
- dry surgical sites (such as abdomen or arm): use one cloth to cleanse each 161 cm2 area (approximately 5 x 5 inches) of skin to be prepared. Vigorously scrub skin back and forth for 3 minutes, completely wetting treatment area, then discard. Allow area to air dry for one (1) minute. Do not rinse.
- moist surgical sites (such as inguinal fold): use one cloth to cleanse each 65 cm2 area (approximately 2 x 5 inches) of skin to be prepared. Vigorously scrub skin back and forth for 3 minutes, completely wetting treatment area, then discard. Allow area to air dry for one (1) minute. Do not rinse.
- discard each cloth after a single use
- after package has been opened discard any unused cloths
- store product flat
- store between 20-25?C (68-77?F)
- avoid excessive heat above 40?C (104?F)
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Sage 2% CHG Cloths mirror current clinical guidelines from both the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) regarding surgical site preparation.
"To gain the maximum antiseptic effect of Chlorhexidine, it must be allowed to dry completely and not be washed off."3
-SHEA Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infection in Acute Care Hospitals
"Patients undergoing open class I surgical procedures below the chin should have two (2) preoperative showers with Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) before surgery, when appropriate."4
-AORN Guidelines for Preoperative Skin Antisepsis
1. Kirkland KB, et al., Infect Control Hosp Epidemio. 1999 Nov;20(11):722-4. 2. Mangram AJ, et al. Guideline for prevention of surgical site infection, 1999, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, Atlanta GA. 3. SHEA, Oct 2008, Vol 29, Supplement 1, 558. 4. Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices. AORN Inc. 2008, 537-555.
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