18 November 2017 – 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD)
- Posted by: Massimo Delle Donne
- Category: Blood and Infusion Management, News
According to the World Health Organization antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. New resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases. Without urgent action, we are heading for a future in which infections and minor injuries could once again kill. World Antibiotic Awareness Week is a global initiated by WHO, to put AMR in the spotlight.
Without effective antimicrobials for prevention and treatment of infections, medical procedures such as organ transplantation, cancer chemotherapy, diabetes management and major surgery become high risk. Antibiotic resistance also increases the cost of healthcare with prolonged stays in hospitals and added intensive care. Antibiotic resistence leads to increased mortality.
Effective infection protection is therefore one of the cornerstone of safe, effective high-quality health care. Every infection prevented is an antibiotic treatment avoided. In order to reduce the risk of infections and prevent the excessive use of antibiotics, Gada proposes Bactiguard, a technology that reduces the risk of bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on medical devices. Find out more and visit the following link: http://www.bactiguard.se/en/technology-and-innovation/clinical-evidence