Guide to Antimicrobial Dressings and Impregnated Discs

The use of chlorhexidine impregnated dressings have been shown to be effective in the prevention of central line associated blood stream infections. Both the CDC and INS recommend the use of chlorhexidine dressings for central lines in patients over the age of 2 months. Chlorhexidine dressing should be used with caution in premature neonates and patients with fragile skin and/or those sensitive to chlorhexidine. Dressings impregnated with silver ions may be an alternative, for those sensitive to chlorhexidine or in neonates.

Please note: These lists are for reference and educational use only. Pedagogy does not recommend the use of any product or product manufacturer. 

Guide to Antimicrobial Dressings and Antimicrobial Impregnated Discs

Chlorhexidine Impregnated Antimicrobial Discs

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BioPatch.jpg BioPatch® Website
GuardIVa.jpg GuardIVa™ Website
GuardIVa™ Instructions
GuardIVa™ Video
Medline-Aegis.jpg Medline Aegis CHG Impregnated Foam Disc Website

Silver Impregnated Antimicrobial Disc 

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Algidex-Ag.jpg Algidex™ Ag Website
Algidex™ Ag Brochure
Silverlon-Lifesaver.jpg Silverlon® Lifesaver™ Website
Zonis ® Silver Alginate Catheter Dressing

Chlorhexidine Transparent Membrane Dressings

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Tegaderm-CHG.jpg Tegaderm™ CHG Website
Tegaderm™ CHG Video 
Tegaderm™ CHG Instructions
Clear-by-Covalon.jpg IV Clear by Covalon Website

Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB) Antimicrobial Dressings

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Covidien Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressing Website

Are you a manufacturer of an Antimicrobial Dressing or Antimicrobial Imregnated Disc that isn't listed here? Please contact us at and we would be more than happy to list your device as well. 

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