BIOPATCH Antimicrobial Dressing with Chlorhexidine Gluconate is a powerful antimicrobial and antifungal dressing that inhibits bacterial growth. BIOPATCH Disk is the only dressing clinically proven for use in reducing CRBSI. Uniquely designed to continually release CHG over 7 days, providing 360 degree protection. CHG has proven residual and cumulative effect on the skin and is proven effective in the presence of organic matter including blood, sera, and proteins.
50 patients die each day in US hospitals due to bloodstream infections. Catheter-related bloodstream infections are preventable, often fatal and can significantly impact hospital CMS reimbursement. BIOPATCH Disk is the only dressing with CHG proven in multiple, randomized controlled trials to reduce the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections in central venous and arterial catheters.
BIOPATCH Disk provides 360º protection around the insertion site up to 7 days. Within hours of thorough antiseptic application, resident bacteria quickly re-colonize the skin surface.8 Patients need to be protected from their own skin’s microflora for ongoing antisepsis between dressing changes9 regardless of the type of vascular access device used.
Use BIOPATCH Disk as part of a PIV bundle to help protect the insertion site. Peripheral IVs are the most frequently used invasive device in hospitals, and standards of care now recommend clinically indicated replacement. This change can lead to improved outcomes, increased efficiency, and better patient experience. There is no risk-free line, and vigilance is required with any vascular device placement.