Infection prevention and control

Successful infection control fights SSIs and HAIs

A well-documented study on the efficacy of nosocomial chemotherapy (SENIC) found that intensive infection control and surveillance routines resulted in a 32 percent decrease in infection rates over a five-year period1. The Mölnlycke Health Care solution for infection prevention and control follows patients’ journeys through surgery as well as providing health care professionals with the right equipment to facilitate the prevention of surgical infections. The BARRIER® and HiBi®product range are vital components in implementing successful infection control2. This, in turn, can result in efficient infection prevention and fight off HAIs and SSIs.

Cost and risk of microbial contamination

More than 1.4 million people at any given time suffer from healthcare associated infections (HCAIs), and the costs – in unnecessary patient suffering and economic terms – are vast....

How to fight infections

More than 1.4 million people at any given time suffer from healthcare associated infections, HCAIs1, and the financial impact and unnecessary patient suffering is severe. As many as 1 in...

Puncture indication system

The Biogel puncture indication system is a double-gloving solution available in a wide range of gloves. Thanks to a coloured indicator glove that is worn under a neutral one, the risk of infection can be reduced for both clinicians and patients...

Preoperative body wash

A major risk in any surgery is that surgical sites may become infected with bacteria from the patient’s own natural skin flora1. There is a significant relationship between positive skin...

BARRIER® surgical masks fulfil EU standards

The European standard EN 14683 states that the main intended use of surgical masks is to protect the patients from infective agents from the noses and mouths of the staff and, in certain situations,...

Infection control with single patient use

Multiple-patient-use (reusable) drapes and gowns provide no guarantee of consistent quality in terms of infection prevention and control management; with a 2001 study showing that 56% were found to...

Recommended products

HiBiScrub®

HiBiScrub®

Antimicrobial skin cleanser HiBiScrub® contains chlorhexidine gluconate, which unlike soaps and gels, binds to the skin and offers persistent, superior protection for six hours2. The efficacy is strengthened upon repeated application3. HiBiScrub containing...

BARRIER® Surgical Gown Ultimate

BARRIER® Surgical Gown Ultimate

BARRIER® surgical gown Ultimate caters to the optimal combination of protection and comfort requirements as the material is very soft and breathable, yet highly fluid repellent. BARRIER Ultimate is adapted for the most challenging surgical procedures. Product...

BARRIER® hybrid cardiovascular drape

BARRIER® hybrid cardiovascular drape

The new BARRIER® hybrid cardiovascular drape is specially designed to fit the needs of the hybrid O.R. It is an all-in-one solution that allows a single person to drape and saves time compared to techniques that rely on multiple drapes1.

References

  1. Hayley RW, Culver DH, White JW, Morgan WM, Emori TG, Munn VP et al. 1985. The efficacy of infection surveillance and control programs in preventing nosocomial infections in US hospitals. Am J Epidemio. 121:182-205.
  2. Hayek et al, J Hosp Infect. 1987; 10:165-17.

 

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