About Antimicrobial Resistance
Each year the WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement globally. The primary focus of the 2017 campaign was to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance.
Sometimes an antibiotic that used to work in the past for a certain type of bacterial infection no longer works. This happens when the bacteria change and so can no longer be killed or inhibited by the antibiotic. The antibiotic (and others of the same “type”) is then unable to cure an infection caused by these bacteria. In other words, the bacteria become resistant and can continue to multiply in a patient’s body even while taking the antibiotic. The name for this is antibiotic resistance and is usually caused by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics.
What is the key action that health-care workers should take to stop resistant bacteria getting into patients? The answer is simple: Hand hygiene!
The percentage of resistant organisms has increased in hospital settings over the past years. Approximately 15% of patients who acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) developed a subsequent infection.
Prontoderm is able to inhibit MDRO growth, spread or transmission. The efficacy for MRSA, ESBL/ESCR and VRE are proven by EN13727. Furthermore Prontoderm shows a leave on antimicrobial barrier effect for up to 24 hours.