Patient Instructions from Canton Potsdam Hospital: Preoperative Skin Preparation to Prevent Surgical Site Infection in Joint Replacement Surgery

Canton-Potsdam Hospital

Potsdam, New York, USA


This instruction sheet provides detailed instructions for bathing with disposable chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) antiseptic wipes and is given to all patients prior to joint replacement surgery to lower the risk of surgical site infection.



This document was initially created as part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Project JOINTS initiative, funded by the federal government, in support of implementing the evidence-based interventions recommended in the How-to Guide: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.

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