Enduring Webinar: Spotlight on Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) and its Alcohol Sidekick

Replay this Educational Program to Learn About a Layered Approach to Infection Prevention

August 17, 2021

Owens & Minor invites the healthcare community to join us for this continuing education webinar: Spotlight on Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) and its Alcohol Sidekick: Product History, Quality Control/Assurance Process and Efficacy in Healthcare

This webinar will discuss the chemistry and history of CHG and how it has become the gold standard for skin antisepsis and needleless connector disinfection in the healthcare setting. Explore the manufacturing processes which provide product quality control and assurance, as well as the FDA approval processes for the use of CHG and alcohol containing products in healthcare. Finally, discuss the recommendations for skin antisepsis and needleless connector disinfection in an effort to provide positive clinical outcomes amongst even the highest risk patient populations when we conclude with a review of healthcare success stories.

The objectives of the webinar include:

  • Describe the mode of action and efficacy of CHG
  • Outline the historical development and various uses of CHG in the healthcare setting
  • Define quality control and quality assurance and provide industry concern examples
  • Differentiate the FDA approval process for CHG/Alcohol-containing skin and device products
  • Recite recommendations for skin preparation and needleless connector disinfection with CHG/Alcohol-containing products
  • Illustrate examples of CHG healthcare success stories

Presenter: Holly Montejano, MS, CIC, CPHQ, VA-BC, PDI Clinical Science Liaison

Holly is a clinical science liaison working for PDI healthcare.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Anthropology from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science in Environmental Health with a focus on Epidemiology and Infectious Disease from Colorado State University. While working in a post-graduate fellowship as a public health EIS (Epidemic Intelligence Service) Officer, and then later as a public health epidemiologist and hospital infection prevention practitioner, she completed a Graduate Certification in Infection Control from the University of South Florida and achieved the Certification in Infection Control (CBIC), Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and Vascular Access board certification (VA-BC).  She is a member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Association for Vascular Access (AVA). Her professional interests include infection prevention, epidemiology, performance improvement and healthcare quality/patient safety, education, and research. 

Accreditation Information: PDI Healthcare is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16778.  A Certificate of Completion is available to all participants.

CE Information: Nursing professionals can earn 1.0 contact hours for the completion of this program.

Available Until: 06/06/22