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 (HAIs), and the financial impact and unnecessary patient suffering is severe. Worldwide, as many as 1 in 11 patients in hospitals become infected with potentially life-threatening outcomes. In a recent study by the European Commission, no fewer than 16 million extra hospital days were attributed to HAI treatment, at a cost of 435 EUR a day, resulting in an unnecessary additional annual spend of 7 billion EUR....

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 career saving for healthcare professionals who suffer from allergic reactions. The NeoDerm gloves are manufactured in the material polychloroprene (neoprene) and allow allergy sufferers to use Biogel surgical gloves....

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 flora. There is a significant relationship between positive skin culture and wound infection rates, suggesting that the skin is a possible source of contamination....

How to fight infections

More than 1.4 million people at any given time suffer from healthcare associated infections, HCAIs, and the financial impact and unnecessary patient suffering is severe. As many as 1 in 11 patients become infected worldwide and it can be a potentially life-threatening condition. In Europe the cost of HAI average to seven billion EUR annually....

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, to protect the wearer against splashes of potentially contaminated liquids....

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Has a significant proven efficacy killing a wide range of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, yeasts, fungi and viruses.

BARRIER surgical gown Ultimate

BARRIER surgical gown Ultimate

Adapted for the most challenging surgical procedures. Very soft and breathable, yet highly fluid repellent.

BARRIER hybrid cardiovascular drape

BARRIER hybrid cardiovascular drape

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 drapes.

Biogel PI Indicator System

Biogel PI Indicator System

If the overglove is punctured, it alerts the wearer to the presence of fluid with a visible indication of a perforation clearer and faster than ever before. Fit, feel and comfort are indistinguishable from traditional natural rubber latex gloves.


  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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