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Better Hand Hygiene to Combat HAIs?

Is better hand hygiene sufficient to combat HAIs and HAI related deaths?

DMD believe their technology-based platform could certainly go along way to help. Read the press release to decide whether this is the solution, or perhaps one of many needed in our hospitals today…

“HAIs are a major challenge in the industry, because only 40 percent of hospital staff, and a much smaller percentage of visitors, comply with recommended hand hygiene guidelines,” said Natalie Rose-Miller, a 20-year veteran of Sodexo Healthcare and co-founder of DMD.
source: https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/17/04/p9365946/de

Urological Catheters Market Demand and Growth 2017

Urological Catheters Market Demand and Growth 2017

According to Apex News, in Technavio’s forecast, the global urological catheters market to grow at a CAGR of 4.91% during the period 2017-2021. The report in the news item, answers these key questions: • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be? • What are the key market […]
Material fact: Improvements in catheter material

Material fact: Improvements in catheter material

Interesting short article on the need for better CSF Shunt catheters The design concept discussed addresses the risks associated with shunt malfunction which is commonly a result of blockages or obstructions in the shunt system. See article in Plastic News https://www.medicalplasticsnews.com/news/material-fact/
Bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Causative pathogens and antibiotic resistance

Bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Causative pathogens and antibiotic resistance

The American Journal of Infection & Control have published a very interesting paper, ‘Bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Causative pathogens and antibiotic resistance’ in which the authors demonstrate very high levels of biofilm formation in all catheters but these vary on catheter type: Highlights •Biofilm based catheter associated urinary tract infection is now an […]
Which type of indwelling urethral catheter for short-term catheterisation?

Which type of indwelling urethral catheter for short-term catheterisation?

The recent blog by Sarah Chapman, aimed at nurses, reviews some of the evidence raised in Cochrane’s report on short-term catheterisation. In her blog, Sarah highlights the ineffectiveness of some catheters types in the reduction of CAUTI and also goes on to say that some, increase patient discomfort… So is there an alternative? Camstent are […]