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The risk of infection on Burns Units

Is it really possible and realistic to adopt a zero tolerance approach to ‘hospital acquired infection’ on a burns units with an appropriate infection control bundle?RS1009_shutterstock_58193734-scr.jpg

Burns are a significant cause of illness and death worldwide. One estimate suggests that 300,000 people die from fire-related burns each year. It is estimated that 40,000 people are hospitalised each year in the USA and 12,000 in France as a result of burns.

Burns-related wounds are at particular risk of bacterial infection or colonisation due to damage to the skin and trauma-associated impact on the immune system. Infections are one of the principal causes of death among successfully hospitalised severe burn patients. Indeed, one study estimated that 75% of deaths of burns patients are due to infection-related complications.

Burns patients are particularly susceptible to HAI – with bad outcomes, including death. Burns units are expensive to run. BQ’s HPV technology can help reduce HAI in Burns Units.


Read more about how bioquelling can help on a Burns Unit

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Single occupancy rooms

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HPV services

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HPV generators

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Pharmacy workstation

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Consumables & accessories

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Archived HC products

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