We are reminded all the time to wash our hands, but many wonder if it actually makes a difference. Get this: it is estimated that we have between 2 to 10 million bacteria from our fingertips to elbows. These bacteria can cause disease and other sickness such as superbugs. In this infographic, the folks at MPHOnline.org explain how superbugs are formed and how to help prevent them.
Approximately 48% of all intensive care unit patients have catheters at some point during their hospital stay in the United States. However, central lines, like any venous catheter, disrupt the integrity of the skin, which can cause deadly bloodstream infections. Studies show that 90% of catheter-related bloodstream infections occur with central lines. That’s why proper catheter insertion and maintenance is so important. Our curos disinfecting port protectors help with infection control in hospitals.