Healthcare associated infections

Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are acquired by patients during hospital, or other healthcare facility care. They often occur in conjunction with medical or surgical procedures.

According to WHO, one in every ten patients worldwide suffers from HAI. In addition to unnecessary suffering and longer hospital stays, these infections also entail higher costs and 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.

 

 

 

Source: WHO

Antibiotic resistance

Many infections require antibiotic treatment, which accelerates the development of antibiotic resistance. With rising antibiotic resistance, infections become more difficult or impossible to cure. In the future common infections such as tonsillitis and ear infections can therefore become difficult to treat and even be fatal.

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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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Source: Global Sepsis Alliance www.worldsepsisday.org
Healthcare associated infections are an acute, growing problem worldwide. Preventing infections has never been more important.

Bacterial growth a common cause of Healthcare Associated Infections

The urinary tract, the bloodstream and the respiratory tract are three of the most common areas where Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) arise. A common cause of HAI is bacterial growth on medical devices.

Read more about Catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), Catheter related bloodstream infection, Ventilator associated pneumonia.

Infection prevention more important than ever

By preventing infections, healthcare associated infections could fall by at least 30% according to the WHO, while both healthcare costs and the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are reduced.

With Bactiguard’s technology we can meet the need for medical devices that can effectively help to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections.

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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