When it comes to combatting hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), lines of defense fall into three areas: Environment. Caregiver. Patient. Within each, there are multiple ways microbes can invade and cause infections. Through surgical incisions, urinary or central venous catheters, and respiratory tubes. By touch or contact with contaminated surfaces.
Wherever the source of transmission, we’re there with solutions grounded in best practice to help you fight and prevent HAIs. From techniques and products that reinforce protocols to education and resources that promote behavior change, we help you standardize practice and improve patient care.
The dirty truth: Healthcare workers clean their hands less than half the number of times they should 2. Drive compliance with our automatic monitoring systems and instant hand sanitizres, soaps and surgical hand scrubs.
Because the 20 billion microbes in our mouth replicate every 4 to 6 hours, reducing oral microbes is crucial to HAP prevention. Promote oral care compliance with oral care kits and products for all levels of care 6.
Oral secretions leaking past the endotracheal tube (ETT) is a primary cause of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) 5. IntelliCuff® continuously monitors and automatically adjusts cuffed ETTs, helping reduce VAP.