Sage 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Cloths are available now for immediate shipment. Call 1-800-323-2220 to order.

Sage 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Cloths are available now for immediate shipment. Call 1-800-323-2220 to order.

Sage 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Cloths*

Bacteria on the skin puts your patients at risk

Preventing infection is a real challenge. The CDC implicates eight pathogens that cause 80% of the most common healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).1 Our skin-friendly, easy to use CHG cloths are fast-acting, broad-spectrum, and alcohol-free, and our 2% CHG stays on your patient’s skin to address bacteria and drive outcomes.

SSI is a primary threat to your surgical patients

2-5% of all surgeries lead to a surgical site infection (SSI) at an annual cost of between $3.5 and $10 billion.2 Surgical site infections are in most cases preventable when the patient and hospital staff members adhere to proper prevention practices.3 Our clinically proven cloths standardize your pre-op approach for maximum efficiency and enhanced compliance.

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Not all CHG cloths are created equal

Skin friendly

Unique, skin nourishing formulation contains ingredients that hydrate and protect skin

Concentrated

Delivers the most concentrated dose of CHG per square inch of cloth*

*Cloth comparison, U.S. market only.

Proven

Proven effective and backed by peer reviewed, published outcomes

Help protect your patients

Formulation

Skin nourishing ingredients

pH balanced;
formulation soothes and hydrates.

Does not contain
alcohol or BZK, well
known skin irritants.

Efficacy

Provides a uniform dose of CHG to the skin (500mg of CHG per cloth)

Rinse-free formula provides antimicrobial activity up to 6 hours after application

Fast-acting and effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms

Outcomes

Our 2% CHG Cloths have been proven effective in 22 peer reviewed, published outcomes that demonstrate clinical efficacy in impacting infections. Our cloth meets strict FDA requirements.

Proven

Effective against prevalent pathogens4

Staphylococcus aureus
(including MRSA)
99.9%
Enterococcus faecalis & faecium
(including VRE)
99.9%
Acinetobacter baumannii 99.9%
Escherichia coli (E. coli) 99.9%

Reduce risk for

Surgical site infections

Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) 72% reduction5
Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) 63% reduction6
Neurosurgery 71% reduction7
Colorectal 68% reduction8
Cesarean Section 73% reduction9

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PrepCheck is a free service available to both hospitals and patients. It delivers automated reminders via email, text, or voicemail, to remind patients to perform their skin prep. Schedule a PrepCheck reminder.

*equivalent to 500mg Chlorhexidine Gluconate per cloth (Drug facts)
References: 1. Sievert DM, et., Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens associated with healthcare-associated infections: summary of data reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009-2010. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 2013 Jan;34(1):1-14. 2. Anderson, D.J., Podgorny, K., Berrios-Torres, S.I., et al. (2014 June). Strategies to Prevent Surgical Site Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update, SHEA/IDSA Practice Recommendation. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35(6):605-627. 3. Bebko, S.P., Green, D.M., & Awad, S.S. (May 2015). Effect of a Preoperative Decontamination Protocol on Surgical Site Infections in Patients Undergoing Elective Orthopedic Surgery With Hardware Implantation. JAMA Surgery, 150(5):390-5. 4. Time Kill and MIC Testing conducted by BioScience Laboratories, Inc., Final Report #011132-201, 2002, data on file. 5. Johnson AJ, et al. Chlorhexidine Reduces Infections in Knee Arthroplasty. The Journal of Knee Surgery. 2013 Jun;26(3):213-8. 6. Kapdia BH, et al., Does Preadmission Cutaneous Chlorhexidine Preparation Reduce Surgical Site Infections After Total Hip Arthroplasty? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2016 July;474(7):1583-88. 7. Bryce E, et al., A Novel Immediate Pre-Operative Decolonization Strategy Reduces Surgical Site Infections, Poster presented at ICPIC Conference, January 2013. 8. Lutifiyya. W, Parsons D, Breen J, A Colorectal “Care Bundle” to Reduce Surgical Site Infections in Colorectal Surgeries: A Single-Center Experience, The Permanete Journal, Summer 2012;16(3):10-16. (Sage’s 2% CHG Cloths were part of a care bundle in this study) 9. Muazey, S. A Multifaceted Approach Reduces Surgical Site Infection Rates, Incidents, and Associated Costs for Abdominal Hysterectomy and Caesarean Section Patients, Poster presented at APIC Conference, June 2012.