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Microbiological Contamination

Definition
“Microbiological contamination” refers to the non-intended or accidental introduction of infectious material like bacteria, yeast, mould, fungi, virus, prions, protozoa or their toxins and by-products1,2. “A nosocomial infection” is defined as an infection occurring in a patient in a hospital or other healthcare facility in whom the infection was not present at the time of admission3.

Causes
Generally speaking, contamination occurs if any part of a system, product or medicine gets in touch with microbiological pathogens where it should be sterile. In a healthcare setting, important ways of contamination are hands of healthcare personnel and via droplets in the air. Contamination in infusion settings may occur, when pathogens are carried inside of the infusion system, mostly happening during manipulation.

ProSet Solutions:
To minimize these risks ProSets supports you with it´s preassembeled RA- & CVC-Kits and preconnected IV-Kits.

IV-ProSet components

Intrapur® and Sterifix® filters:

RA- & CVC-ProSet  components

Askina® Wound dressing

References:
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1 Douglas et al. 2001
2 Dougherty L. 2006
World Health Organization 2002