ChloraPrep® and neuraxial blockade procedures

Following publication of the recent Safety Guideline from the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) and in response to an increasing number of clinical enquiries CareFusion has received, CareFusion would like to provide reassurance around the safe and effective use of ChloraPrep prior to neuraxial procedures.

Whilst CareFusion supports recommendations 1, 2, 3 and 5 in the safety guideline, we believe current evidence does not support Recommendation 4 and its rationale.  Further by excluding the use of the only sterile single patient use applicator containing chlorhexidine in alcohol, we believe recommendation 4 compromises the ability of clinicians to comply with recommendations 1, 3 and 5.

The below links provide access to the current AAGBI guidance, CareFusion’s historic correspondence with the AAGBI and our most recent response to the guideline.

For further information, training or support please contact your local representative, or call our Customer Service team on 0800 917 8776.


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