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Sage 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Cloths

Prepping the skin before surgery is a critical step in preventing infection. Sage 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Cloths are an easy way you can take charge of your presurgical care and reduce your risk of developing a surgical site infection (SSI).

  • 3 individually wrapped packages with 2 cloths per package
  • 7.5" x 7.5" applicator cloth
  • Rinse-free
  • FDA-approved formula
  • Alcohol-free, latex free
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    If you are facing surgery, you've probably talked with your doctor and researched on your own to learn about potential complications and how you can prevent them. You want to do everything possible to ensure good results. Now you can take a simple step to help prevent a surgical site infection. Ask your doctor about preparing your skin before surgery with Sage's rinse-free 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloths.

    What is Chlorhexidine Gluconate?

    Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) is an antiseptic that helps reduce bacteria that can cause infection, including MRSA. Sage's 2% CHG cloths contain an FDA-approved formula that stays on your skin where it's needed most. Ordinary bottled CHG soaps require rinsing in the shower. With Sage 2% CHG Cloths, none of the bacteria-fighting ingredient goes down the drain!

    Easy Skin Preparation

    Sage's soft cloths comfortably conform to body contours to thoroughly coat skin with our CHG formula. There's no need for a tub, shower or additional water. There's never been an easier way to prepare skin before surgery, especially if you have mobility limitations.

    What you should know about surgical site infections

    Each year, thousands of patients contract surgical site infections, resulting in greater likelihood of being readmitted to the hospital and spending time in an intensive care unit. 1 Preparing your skin before surgery helps address a known risk factor for surgical site infections, microorganisms, or bugs, on the skin2 In fact, most surgical site infections come from bacteria already found on a patient's skin. MRSA, VRE and Acinetobacter are just some of the bugs found on a patient's skin that can cause surgical site infections.

    Be proactive to prevent surgical site infections. Ask your doctor about preparing your skin to prevent a potential infection. Put your mind at ease with Sage 2% CHG Cloths.

    Drug Facts
    Active ingredient
    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
    Other information
    • store product flat
    • store between 20-25?C (68-77?F)
    • avoid excessive heat above 40?C (104?F)
    Inactive ingredients
    aloe vera, dimethicone, fragrance, glucono-delta-lactone, glycerin, Igepal?, polysorbate 20, propylene glycol, USP purified water
    cloth: polyester
    Questions or comments?
    call toll-free 800-323-2220 (Monday to Friday 8 AM- 5 PM CST)

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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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    <p>I had recent surgery and was not allowed to bathe. My infectious disease physician recommended I use these wipes to cleanse my body and to ward off infection. So far, so good. These wipes being packaged as two to a package assures that they stay germ free. They are very moist, but not wet; very thick, and the packaged two are large, soft and great for cleansing your body.</p>

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