Each year, more than 4 million Europeans are affected by health care associated infections (HAIs). These infections have high costs, prolonging hospital stays and increasing risk of complications, disabilities and antibiotic resistance. With more than 37,000 deaths attributed to HAIs every year, there are more than enough reasons to pay extra attention to infection prevention.
First aid for infection prevention
At ABENA we help health care professionals prevent the spread of infections.
We do this by sharing our knowledge with health care professionals.
We help you to be alert to the transmission of pathogens, to take the right measures and to use the right products.
This way you minimize the risk of contamination.
Infection prevention is the active process of preventing the spread of infections and antimicrobial resistance, also known as infectious disease control. Infection prevention and hygiene go hand-in-hand as two of the main pillars for preventing the spread of infectious diseases.
Infections in health care have major consequences for the affected health care institutions. Every year, health care associated infections cause unnecessary suffering and increasing medical costs for millions of patents and their families around the world. These infections prolong hospital stays, increase the risk of complications, increase resistant to antibiotics, and results in unnecessary deaths and massive financial losses in the health care system.
ABENA product specialists are in daily contact with health care institutions. They work alongside health care professionals, advising them on how to use products and provide clients with the best care. When it comes to hygiene in the health care industry, they see a lot of things going well, but they also see a lot of things that could be going better.
It could be small things, such as wearing the wrong gloves during care situations, or not fitting and stretching protective clothing properly. As a result, there is a greater chance of transmission of microbes and thus the beginning of an infection.