Infection prevention

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 of infection rates over a five-year period1. The Mölnlycke Health Care solution for infection prevention follows patients’ journeys through surgery as well as providing healthcare 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.

Superior products to prevent infections

Surgical products from Mölnlycke Health Care are all designed to provide optimal safety for patients and healthcare professionals. Infection prevention is at the core of everything we do, and we are continuously developing new products and solutions to provide even better staff and patient protection.

The highly protective impermeable materials in the Mölnlycke BARRIER® surgical drapes and surgical staff clothing create vital barriers between the patient and healthcare professionals. Biogel® surgical gloves are available with a puncture indication system, which significantly increases the chance of noticing a puncture during surgery3. Choosing Mölnlycke Health Care means choosing optimal safety and provides the best possible aid in successful infection control.

Puncture indication system

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. The Biogel puncture indication system is a double-gloving solution available in a wide range of gloves: Biogel PI Indicator System and Biogel Eclipse for exceptional comfort and softness....

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....

Accelerator-free gloves to avoid chemical related sensitivities

Hypoallergenic gloves manufactured without the chemicals commonly known as accelerators (thiurams mercaptobenzothiazole, diphenylthiourea, diphenyl guanidine, dithiocarbamates) could literally be...

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...

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...

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,...

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

The 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. As the newest surgical gown in our range, the BARRIER Surgical Gown Ultimate...

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.

Biogel PI Indicator System

Biogel PI Indicator System

Our synthetic surgical glove Biogel PI Indicator® System offers a latex-free operating room while ensuring safety for the surgeon.

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; 10:165-172
  3. Tanner, J. and H. Parkinson, Double gloving to reduce surgical cross-infection.
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2002(3): p. CD003087.

 

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