Hibiclens is a medical antiseptic Skin Cleanser from Molnlycke useful as a surgical hand scrub, personal handwash, skin wound cleanser, and as a patient pre-operative skin preparation. Hibiclens is also useful as a general skin cleaner. Used as an antimicrobial skin cleanser, Hibiclens contains 4% w/v chlorhexidine gluconate. Hibiclens is a stable skin cleanser that has compatibility with normal skin pH. Bactericidal on contact, Hibiclens provides rapid antiseptic activity against a wide range of micro-organisms, including gram-positive bacteria and gram-negative bacteria. Organic matter will not significantly reduce the antiseptic capabilities of Hibiclens, making it an excellent choice for surgical scrub procedures. Hibiclens Antimicrobial Cleaner bonds to the skin to create a protective, germ-killing field In addition to the fast-acting antimicrobial effect, the nondrying, low skin irritation potential promotes compliance with the frequent handwashing associated with today's clinical protocols.
Application: Surgical Scrub, Personal Hand Cleanser.
HCPCS code: A4248.
Hibiclens Skin Cleanser Directions for Use
Skin Wound and General Skin Cleansing
Wounds which involve more than the superficial layers of the skin should not be routinely treated with Hibiclens. To use, thoroughly rinse the area to be cleansed with water. Apply the minimum amount of HIBICLENS necessary to cover the skin or wound area and wash gently. Rinse again thoroughly.
Preoperative Skin Preparation
Apply Hibiclens liberally to surgical site and swab for at least two minutes. Dry with a sterile towel. Repeat procedure for an additional two minutes and dry with a sterile towel.
Hibiclens Skin Cleanser Health Care Personnel Use
Surgical Hand Scrub
Directions for use of Hibiclens Antiseptic/Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser: Wet hands and forearms with water. Scrub for 3 minutes with about 5 mL of Hibiclens and a wet brush, paying particular attention to the nails, cuticles, and interdigital spaces. A separate nail cleaner may be used. Rinse thoroughly. Wash for an ad¬ditional 3 minutes with 5 mL of Hibiclens and rinse under running water. Dry thoroughly.
Personnel Hand Wash
Wet hands with warm water. (Avoid using very cold or very hot water.) Dispense about 5 mL of Hibiclens into cupped hands. Wash for 15 seconds. (Do not use excessive pressure to produce additional lather.) Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Dry thoroughly.