Staff Huddle Documents
This toolkit provides huddle documents for sharing key reminders about decolonization with frontline staff. Huddle documents focus on the importance of cleaning devices and wounds with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), as well as how to address patient refusals. Huddle documents reinforcing the purpose of nasal decolonization are also provided.
For nasal decolonization, hospitals have the option of using either mupirocin, which was evaluated in the Active Bathing to Eliminate (ABATE) Infection Trial1, or iodophor. Huddle documents are provided for both options. Huddle documents in this toolkit are provided in PDF versions as well as editable versions that allow hospitals to customize the documents to suit their needs.
- How To Address CHG Bath or Shower Refusals (PDF, 182 KB; Word, 91.2 KB)
- Device Cleaning With CHG (PDF, 174 KB; Word, 93 KB)
- Wound Cleaning With CHG (PDF, 172.3 KB; Word, 95.7 KB)
- Importance of Mupirocin Administration (PDF, 202 KB; Word, 95.4 KB)
- Importance of Iodophor Administration (PDF, 199 KB; Word, 94 KB)
- Huang SS, Septimus E, Kleinman K, et al. Chlorhexidine versus routine bathing to prevent multi drug-resistant organisms and all-cause bloodstream infection in general medical and surgical units: the ABATE Infection Cluster Randomized Trial. Lancet. 2019 Mar 23;393(10177):1205-15. PMID: 30850112.