How to use Hibiclens for Bathing
Surgical Soap wants to share this great instructional guide for the proper use of Hibiclens bathing and antibiotic ointment. It is by the amazing people at the Seattle Children’s Hospital who are one of the most trusted people in the industry. Surgical Soap loves this PDF because it not only has why you are using the Hibiclens if you or your child is going into the hospital it has a great checklist so you can print it out and post it in your bathroom or just keep it to keep track.
Below is the section about using Hibiclens in the bath or shower, be sure to follow the link below to get the entire document.
Bathing or showering steps
Hibiclens is a brand name for a soap called chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG). Do not use Hibiclens if your child is allergic to it. If you misplace your packet, you can get Hibiclens soap at most large pharmacies.
Please follow these instructions for cleaning your child’s skin using Hibiclens:
1. In the shower or tub, wash the body with regular soap and water first. Wash the hair as usual with your normal shampoo.
2. Rinse the hair and body thoroughly to remove soap and shampoo residue.
3. Apply the Hibiclens soap to your child’s entire body only from the neck down. Do not use Hibiclens near the eyes or ears to avoid permanent injury to those areas.
4. Turn water off to prevent rinsing off soap too soon. Wash the body gently for five minutes. Do not scrub the skin too hard. Wash thoroughly with the Hibiclens, paying special attention to the area where the surgery or procedure will be done. Do not wash with regular soap after the Hibiclens is used.
5. Turn the water back on and rinse the body thoroughly.
6. Pat your child dry with a clean, soft towel.
7. Do not put lotions, powders or oils on your child’s skin after bathing.
Be sure to check out this link to see the entire document.
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