Chlorhexidine Drying Time (Chlorhexidine)
Before a patient gets a spinal/epidural, their lower back is cleaned with an antiseptic solution diluted in alcohol called ChloraPrep. ChloraPrep must completely dry before starting the anesthetic procedure. It is not known how much time is needed for the solution to completely dry. The investigators aim to determine this.
As the ChloraPrep dries, the alcohol is converted into vapour. The investigators will be using a PPBRae 3000 device to detect small amounts of vapours in the air. As the ChloraPrep dries it gives off less and less vapour. The investigators will use this diminishing vapour concentration to determine when drying is complete.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||The Minimum ChloraPrep Drying Time Before Neuraxial Anesthesia in Elective Cesarean Delivery Patients - Prospective Observational Study|
- Length of drying time [ Time Frame: At Chloraprep application ]Length of drying time from when Chloraprep solution is applied to skin to when skin is deemed dry.
|Study Start Date:||April 2014|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
All study participants
Drug: Chlorhexidine gluconate
Other Name: Chloraprep
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02095535
|Canada, British Columbia|
|BC Women's Hospital|
|Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6H 3N1|
|Principal Investigator:||Vit Gunka, MD FRCPC||University of British Columbia|