The fifth edition of KlinerigieMagazin from Viamedica Stiftung is now available for download.
This year’s edition is focused on environmental certifications in hospitals. The articles are a guide for future development in other hospitals.
Please see the article on page 26 regarding the Opragon system by Avidicare “OP-Lüftungssystem für hochreine Luft als Energiekostensparer“ (in German). It explains how Opragon keeps your entire OR ultra-clean using about 30% less energy than traditional LAF solutions.
Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are on the rise, and the World Health Organization issued a warning of the lack of new antibiotics under development while the threat of antimicrobial resistance grows.
"Antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardize progress in modern medicine," says Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO. He continues to say "There is an urgent need for more investment [...], otherwise we will be forced back to a time when people feared common infections and risked their lives from minor surgery."
Download the WHO report here.
According to a new report published by the Swedish Energy Agency, the Opragon operating room ventilation has the best hygiene index. This means that is uses the least amount of energy to maintain ultra-low levels of bacteria in the room, compared to traditional laminar air flow systems as well as mixing systems. Of course, using less energy means spending less money as well as taking care of our nature! The report is available for download at the agency’s home page (Swedish and English), or contact Avidicare for your own copy.
Our bestselling Opragon 8 for operating rooms, as well as our Opragon 5 and 6 for preparation rooms, are now available for download as BIM objects. BIM speeds up your design work and ensures that interfaces such as air, power and mechanical attachments are handled in the correct way. Standard file formats are available for use in Revit, ArchiCAD, etc. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a download link.
The powerful G20 countries for the first time ever gathered their ministers of health last week. Representing two thirds of the world’s population and 85% of the global economy, the ministers agreed to develop national action plans to stop antibiotic resistance. The meeting was initiated by Germany and global health is from now on a constant on the G20 agenda.
"Antibiotics are one of the most important achievements of modern medicine in the fight against infectious diseases and when it comes to safeguarding surgical procedures. Our ability to fight bacterial infections is, however, increasingly being placed in jeopardy or even becoming impossible due to the global rise in especially dangerous pathogens. If we do not act now, together and across the world, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era. And that will have dramatic consequences for us all." [German Federal Health Minister Hermann Gröhe]
Read more here.
Avidicare now meets the revised and more comprehensive requirements of the most recent versions of the ISO quality and environment standards (ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015). Our customers cannot compromise on quality since our products are about saving lives and reducing suffering. This is why 9001 matters. And just like us, they want to keep our planet healthy, which explains why it is important to live up to 14001. Together, we can make the world better. And we are glad that our efforts are sincere enought to earn the new certifications. Learn more here.
Antibiotic resistance is now seen as the main threat along with climate change by Swedes. This was the result of the 2017 SOM Institute national survey that monitors public sentiment on key issues. The increased concern was substantial compared to previous years and by far the largest change (+60%). Avidicare believes that this trend will increase the need for the health care sector to be vigilant in its measure for infection control as well as keeping the prescription rate of antibiotics very low. It will also be interesting to see how this trend manifests itself in other countries where the actual infection rates from multiresistant bacteria already - and almost without exception - are way higher.
With the objective to reduce nosocomial infections (especially postoperative surgical site infections), the Gemeinsame Bundesausschuss (G-BA) in Berlin has implemented a new national register to document all surgical site infections. Learn more here. To learn more about how the Opragon system from Avidicare helps you to minimize bacteria levels in your operating room, click here.