A recent study from the European Commission shows that an additional 16 million extra hospital days were attributed to treating HAIs at a cost of EUR 435 daily, resulting in additional spend of EUR 7 billion per year.14 Implementing a whole body wash procedure can reduce the number of HAIs and therefore unnecessary costs associated with treatment.
Whole body washing – enables a safe procedure
Incorporate whole body washing in infection control guidelines
Incorporating the whole body washing into infection control guidelines can influence
surgical procedures to be genuinely clean from the very start. Using
HiBi high quality antiseptic products to prepare patients before and
after surgery will help to provide protection against SSIs. HiBiScrub Plus
for whole body washing is a highly effective antiseptic solution helping surgery to be safer for patients.
HiBiScrub Plus will keep working long after application, continuously killing bacteria for up to 6 hours.9, 10 This will reduce the natural bacteria found on 1 in 3 people’s skin by 93%.9, 15
Clinical research on whole body washing
The patient is a source of contamination due to the significant
relationship between positive skin culture and wound infection rates.8
A randomised control trial published in the New England Journal of
Medicine shows that whole body washing with HiBiScrub Plus in conjunction with mupirocin nasal ointment can reduce infections by up to
Each year in the EU every 1 in 20 patients acquire a hospital acquired infection (HAI), leading to 4.5 million infections. According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) 2-5% of patients undergoing surgery will acquire a surgical site infection (SSI).14
Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.