Aqueous versus alcoholic antisepsis with chlorhexidine for skin excisions
Aqueous versus alcoholic antisepsis with chlorhexidine for skin excisions
Document number : 202341
Created by: Daniel Charles, 2016-09-18
Last revised by: Ronny Gunnarsson, 2016-09-19
Document created in: James Cook University

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1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

Before every surgery, the skin is cleaned with an antiseptic solution to prevent wound infection. At this stage, it is not known which antiseptic solutions are most effective at preventing wound infection. As such, we aimed to compare 2 different antiseptics - alcoholic chlorhexidine and aqueous chlorhexidine in the setting of general practice.

Supervisor

Clare Heal
Mackay Clinical School

Workplaces involved in this project

information Added workplaces
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Mackay Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27

2. In depth information

Scientific title

Aqueous versus alcoholic antisepsis with chlorhexidine for skin excisions - the AVALANCHE Randomised Controlled Trial

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is not and will not be applied for

Date commenced

2016-10-16

Aqueous versus alcoholic antisepsis with chlorhexidine for skin excisions, from James Cook University
http://au.researchweb.org/is/jcu/document/202341