Methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureous contamination of surgical wounds: Are there effective interventions?

Methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureous contamination of surgical wounds: Are there effective interventions?

Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) in the US SSIs are the most common and most costly type of hospital‐acquired infection, occurring in an estimated 160,000 to 300,000 patients in the US each year.[1] SSIs increase morbidity and mortality, result in longer hospital stays and substantially increased cost of care. In fact, it has been demonstrated that…

We’re Feeling the Love!

This is an exciting week for the EHB – ReliaTect™ Post-Op Dressing with CHG was mentioned in the latest post on one of our favorite blogs – the MedSurgPI News and Blog!  If you’re not familiar, MedSurgPI was founded and is led by two highly experienced clinician-executives whose combined backgrounds encompass medicine, surgery, technology, product…

‘The Cutting Edge’: Using New Technology to Improve Surgical Outcomes

Toni Polk, BSN, RN, CIC, Infection Preventionist at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, Texas, reviews rates of surgical site infections, the importance of preventing surgical site infections, and her experience trialing a novel product in a 45-minute educational webinar available here. In this blog, we’ll provide the highlights of her presentation. Infections Are…

ReliaTect® and Post-Op Risk Prevention

This 3-part series has reviewed the financial impact of SSIs  and emerging trends in SSI prevention. It is well accepted that hospital-acquired infection (HAI) after surgery or insertion of a device increases morbidity, mortality, and costs of care for patients and hospitals. Emerging trends in SSI prevention include antimicrobial dressings, with the purpose of protecting…

Introducing ReliaTect Post-Op Dressing

Eloquest Healthcare recently introduced ReliaTect™ Post-Op Dressing featuring BeneHold™ CHG Adhesive Technology. ReliaTect is the post-op dressing that integrates the antimicrobial properties of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), the practicality of absorbency, and the convenience of transparency. THE ANTIMICROBIAL POST-OP DRESSING WITH ABSORB&SEE ReliaTect has convenience features for staff1: ABSORBS EXUDATE to protect against dehydration and facilitate…

Antimicrobial Dressings: The Silver Mystique

As mentioned in our last posting, SSIs are the most common and costly of all hospital-acquired infections in the US.1 If you happened to have missed it, read it here. Accordingly, efforts to reduce SSI rates have led to the development of post-op dressings with antimicrobial agents impregnated within the dressing. These dressing inhibit the…

SSIs and Post-Op Dressings: What’s Missing?

You might remember from our previous blogs that certain measures, like surgical site infections (SSIs) are penalized in multiple programs of the Affordable Care Act—in the Value-Based Purchasing Program as well as the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program. View Blog #2 and Blog #3 here. SSIs are the most common and costly of all hospital-acquired infections…