Kills clinically relevant MRSA strains in 1 minute (99.99% log reduction)1
Antimicrobial skin cleanser HiBiScrub® contains chlorhexidine gluconate which unlike soaps and gels, binds to the skin and offers withstanding superior protection for 6 hours.2 The efficacy is strengthened upon repeated application.3 HiBiScrub containing the active Chlorhexidine gluconate has a significant proven efficacy killing a wide range of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, yeasts, fungi and viruses.4 Helping to provide protection against surgical site infections and incision site bacterial growth of microorganisms in less than 60 seconds.5 This helps to provide protection against surgical site infections6

Using a nasal antibiotic in conjunction with whole body washing with HiBiScrub reduces the risk of S aurues associated HAIs by nearly 60%.7

Helps provide protection against surgical site infections (SSIs) and hospital acquired infections (HAIs)6

Provides instant protection8

Provides residual protection, up to 6 hours long-lasting effect2

Kills a wide range of microorganisms4, 5

Is kind to skin9, even with frequent use10

HiBiScrub improves cost effectiveness by helping to provide protection against surgical site infections

How to wash with HiBiScrub


A recent study from the European Commission shows that an additional 16 million extra hospital days were attributed to treating HAIs at a cost of EUR 435 daily, resulting in additional spend of EUR 7 billion per year.12 Implementing a whole body wash procedure can reduce the number of HAIs and therefore unnecessary costs associated with treatment.

Whole body washing – enables a safe procedure

Incorporate whole body washing in infection control guidelines

Incorporating whole body washing into infection control guidelines can influence surgical procedures to be genuinely clean from the very start. Using HiBi high quality antiseptic products to prepare patients before and after surgery will help to provide protection against SSIs. HiBiScrub for whole body washing is a highly effective antiseptic solution.

HiBiScrub will keep working long after application, continuously killing bacteria for up to 6 hours.2 This will reduce the natural bacteria found on 1 in 3 people’s skin12 by 94%.13

Clinical research on whole body washing

The patient is a source of contamination due to the significant relationship between positive skin culture and wound infection rates.14

A randomised control trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that whole body washing with HiBiScrub in conjunction with mupirocin nasal ointment can reduce S aureus associated hospital acquired infections by up to 60%.5

Each year in the EU every 1 in 20 patients acquire a hospital acquired infection (HAI), leading to 4.5 million infections.15 According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC)
2-5% of patients undergoing surgery will acquire a surgical site infection (SSI).12

Follow these simple instructions to ensure the skin is thoroughly disinfected

The whole body washing process can be incorporated in the infection control guidelines of your hospital. Paradoxically, the patient him/herself is often the dirtiest object in the sterile field. To further reduce wound infection rates, it is essential to make the patient part of the ‘clean and safe surgery’. This is a significant way to encourage the patient to contribute to infection control.

A whole body wash with HiBiScrub should be done the night before surgery and on the morning of surgery. Each time following this procedure:

1. Wash your face with undiluted HiBiScrub especially around the nose, avoiding your eyes and ears.

2. Using a clean sponge, working downwards, wash the armpits.

3. Continue washing downwards and wash well around the groin area.

4. After washing all theimportant areas, rinse off under the shower.

5. Now repeat steps 1 to 4, but this time starting with the hair.

6. After a final rinse, dry yourself thoroughly with a clean towel and put on clean clothes.

As variations in whole body wash procedure may exist please see local information.

1. Mölnlycke Health Care Report REPR0145
2  JTanner et al. A fresh look at perioperative body washing. Journal of Infection Prevention. (2012) vol 13 11 - 15
3. Faogali J et al; 1995. Comparison of the immediate, residual, and cumulative antibacterial effects of Novaderm R, Novascrub R, Betadine Surgical Scrub, Hibiclens, and liquid soap. Vol 23; 337-343
4. Denton, GW; 2001. Chlorhexidine. Chapter 15 in Disinfection, Sterilization, and Preservation. Ed. Block SS. Fifth Ed. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
5. Mölnlycke Health Care Report REPR0432
6. Hayek et al, J Hosp Infect. 1987; 10:165-172
7. Bode LGM et al; 2010. NEJM. Preventing Surgical-Site infections in nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus. Vol 362; 9-17.  
8. Mölnlycke Health Care Report REPR0432
9. Mölnlycke Health Care Report REPR0781
10. Larson EL, Eke PI, Laughon BE. 1986. Efficacy of alcohol-based hand rinses under frequent use conditions. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Vol 30; 542-544
11. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Annual epidemiological report on the communicable diseases in Europe 2008. Chapter 2: Healthcare-associated infections.
12. Health Protection Agency, MRSA information for patients (www.hpa.org.uk)
13. Bryne DJ, Napier A, Cuschieri A. 1990. Rationalizing whole body disinfection J Hosp Infect. 15(2):183-7.
14. Brote L. 1976. wound infections in clean an potentially contaminated surgery. Acta Chir Scand. 142: 191-200
15 Commission of the European Communities. Accompanying document to the Communication and Recommendation on patient safety, including the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections. December 2008.
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