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Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections:
Controlling Cross-Contamination in Wound Management

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Despite advances in wound care technology and practices, hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) remain a major problem for many health care facilities. These costly and dangerous infections disproportionately affect the most vulnerable populations, including older adults and patients with compromised immune systems. Surgical site infections also make up a disproportionate number of HAIs. To prevent surgical site infections and other HAIs, it is critical that health care professionals understand the risk of infection and how to prevent cross-contamination.

This white paper describes the role of cross-contamination in HAIs, as well as the importance of best practices for infection prevention and the use of appropriate dressings to promote optimal outcomes.

In this paper, health care professionals will find evidence-based information and recommendations on the following topics:

Epidemiology of HAIs, including prevalence and costs
Importance of preventing surgical site infections and other HAIs
Challenges of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
Importance of controlling cross-contamination
Specific best practices to reduce cross-contamination
Choice of a secure, gentle dressing and adhesive designed to prevent cross-contamination and foreign body ingress, help wound healing, reduce irritation, and lower the HAI risk

This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions. This paper was developed by an independent third party and was written with nurses in mind as a key audience.

Sponsored by Hy-Tape International

Despite advances in wound care technology and practices, hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) remain a major problem for many health care facilities. These costly and dangerous infections disproportionately affect the most vulnerable populations, including older adults and patients with compromised immune systems. Surgical site infections also make up a disproportionate number of HAIs. To prevent surgical site infections and other HAIs, it is critical that health care professionals understand the risk of infection and how to prevent cross-contamination.

This white paper describes the role of cross-contamination in HAIs, as well as the importance of best practices for infection prevention and the use of appropriate dressings to promote optimal outcomes.

In this paper, health care professionals will find evidence-based information and recommendations on the following topics:

Epidemiology of HAIs, including prevalence and costs
Importance of preventing surgical site infections and other HAIs
Challenges of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
Importance of controlling cross-contamination
Specific best practices to reduce cross-contamination
Choice of a secure, gentle dressing and adhesive designed to prevent cross-contamination and foreign body ingress, help wound healing, reduce irritation, and lower the HAI risk

This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions. This paper was developed by an independent third party and was written with nurses in mind as a key audience.

Sponsored by Hy-Tape International

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