The challenge of treating infections in wounds
For a solution to be effective the following criteria must be met:
Not contribute to new resistances
Be well tolerated by the host
Be a topical solution
Prevent hospital acquired infections (HAI)
Statistics have shown that a major challenge with difficult infections, is their spread between patients in hospitals, thus avoiding the spread of bacteria is critical. Over 50% of the bacteria is spread through the hands of healthcare workers therefore having healthy hands, and implementing a proper hand hygiene such as hand disinfection is crucial. However, World Health Organisation reports that today as mush as 25-50% of the healthcare workers suffer from hand eczema or compromised skin, which results in decrease in hand washing and hygiene.