Antimicrobial Products for Healthcare
Good hygiene is imperative in any healthcare environment. Be it a hospital, doctors surgery, care home or dental practice, high levels of occupancy and the close proximity of medically compromised patients provides the ideal opportunity for potentially harmful bacteria to spread directly from person to person or via contaminated surfaces.
Ignaz Semmelweis – the father of good hygienic practice – understood this and today this couldn’t be any truer as the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria continues to threaten the health of the global population.
It is estimated that antibiotic resistant bacteria – MRSA and CRE Klebsiella pneumoniae for instance, often associated with Healthcare environments – could cost the global economy $100 trillion by the year 2050 and result in 10 million deaths, putting immense pressure on healthcare providers and global economies.
The addition of BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology provides integrated and lasting hygienic antimicrobial protection to any product used within healthcare environments, such as breathing circuits, endoscopes, beds, patient transport equipment and medical record storage systems. BioCote® protected products have been proven effective against antibiotic resistant bacteria and at reducing the numbers of bacteria found within real-life healthcare environments, too – complementing the stringent hygiene principles that are required in the healthcare sector.
Products and surfaces protected with BioCote® will be effective against a broad spectrum of microbes by up to 99.99%. Therefore, any healthcare environment that incorporates BioCote® protected products is clearly demonstrating to patients and visitors alike that it truly cares and is mindful of the threat posed by bacteria.
Many BioCote® protected products are in use across the healthcare sector today – take a look at our range of partners that sell within hygiene-critical environments.