Infection prevention

On average, one in every ten patients worldwide suffers from healthcare associated infections (HAI). In addition to unnecessary suffering and longer hospital stays for the patient, these infections also entail higher costs and resource allocation for healthcare and society at large. Infections also lead to increased use of antibiotics and accelerate the development of antibiotic resistance. By preventing infections, millions of lives can be saved every year.

Bactiguard develops and provides products that lower the risk of healthcare associated infections, increase patient safety and reduce the use of antibiotics.

 

 

 

Health-related infections are an acute, growing problem worldwide. Preventing infections has never been more important.

One in every ten patients afflicted by healthcare associated infections

Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire during hospital care or seeking other kind of healthcare.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), on average one in every ten patients suffers from HAI, which are often caused by bacterial growth on medical devices.

 

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Antibiotic resistance

Infections lead to increased use of antibiotics and accelerate the development of antibiotic resistance. With rising antibiotic resistance, infections become more difficult or impossible to cure.

Common infections such as tonsillitis and ear infections can therefore in the future be difficult to treat and in the worst cases be fatal.

 

 

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Source: WHO
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Source: Global Sepsis Alliance www.worldsepsisday.org

Sepsis

Sepsis, which used to be known as blood poisoning, arises when tissues and organs are damaged as a result of the body’s immune system overreacting to an infection, which quickly becomes life threatening. Every year nearly 49 million people develop sepsis, and one in five of them dies.

Consequently, preventing healthcare associated infections is crucial for reducing the occurrence of sepsis.

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Our products prevent infections

Bactiguard develops and supplies infection prevention solutions that lower the risk of healthcare associated infections, increase patient safety and reduce the use of antibiotics.

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