Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
  • PICC to be inserted for medical treatment.

  • Informed consent.

  • Vascular size sufficient to support 4-Fr PICC or larger.

  • Previous enrolment in the current study.

  • Current catheter-related bloodstream infection.

  • Thrombosis in vein where PICC is to be inserted.

  • Non-English speaking without an interpreter.

  • Known sensitivity to study products (including CHG).

  • Added since trial commencement: admitted for COVID-19, or to a designated COVID-19 unit/facility.

  • CHG, chlorhexidine gluconate; Fr, French; PICC, peripherally inserted central catheter.