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."¹
-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."²
-AORN Guidelines for Preoperative Skin Antisepsis
1. SHEA, Oct 2008, Vol 29, Supplement 1, 558. 2. Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices. AORN Inc. 2008, 537-555.