Researchers are refuting a recent study published in JAMA that found once daily bathing of critically ill patients with chlorhexidine did not reduce hospital-acquired infections and concluded the practice was not supported by the results.

The researchers argue that there were several limitations to the current JAMA study and provide evidence-based support for daily bathing of critically ill patients. They also say multiple studies have demonstrated the importance of bundled interventions to reduce CLABSI, VAP, and SSIs.