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ABENA INCO - Fixation Pants

ABENA's range of fixation pants is worn to secure an incontinence pad as part of the two-piece system. The system provides high comfort for the wearer while locking the pas in place to avoid leakages. ABENA's life cycle assessment has shown that the two-piece system uses fewer materials and has reduced impact on the environment.

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Gloves | Legislation

Understanding the legislation for the labelling and classification of gloves can be difficult. Get a short overview of the relevant directives, regulations and standards for gloves sold by ABENA.

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Why gloves are your best friend in fighting infections

Every year 4.1 million people in Europe are affected by healthcare associated infections. These infections develop as a result of medical care in hospitals, or other healthcare facilities and cost society around 7 billion Euro a year.

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What is the norovirus?

Norovirus, sometimes known as the stomach flu, is an extremely contagious virus that can cause inflammation of the intestines. It is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis outbreaks worldwide, and the WHO estimates that approximately 15 million people in Europe are infected yearly.

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Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO)

The subject of antibiotic resistance has garnered growing attention within healthcare institutions and organizations in recent years. Also known as multi-drug resistant organisms, antibiotic-resistance is an increasing problem for the healthcare sector.

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ABENA and MDR

The European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) officially took over for MDD on May 26, 2021. Since 2017 ABENA had been working behind the scenes, making sure all medical devices live up to the new requirements for transparency and documentation. Therefore, the products you use today are the same, but you can rest assured that all your ABENA products live up to the current regulations.

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Allergy: Facts about gloves and allergy

Repeated exposure to the same substance may cause allergy. This applies to gloves as well. Remember that skin irritations may be caused by several other factors than the use of gloves.

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Scabies

Scabies is generally not a serious disease, but it does need to be treated promptly.

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Vaginal infections

Most women experience it at least once: vaginal infections. Although annoying, vaginal infections are not contagious and cannot be transmitted. When preventing and treating vaginal infections, hygiene is key.

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Choosing the right glove for the right task

With many different kinds of gloves on the market, choosing the right glove can be a daunting task. But the safe, sustainable and hygienic choice is to always use the right glove for the right task.

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Caring for patients with dementia

Patients with dementia have special needs for care. How can caregivers, at home, in assisted living or nursing homes, provide optimal care for patients with dementia in order to ensure a high quality of life for dementia patients and caregivers alike?

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Cleaning – a matter of protocols

A lot of focus is put on personal hygiene in infection prevention. However, one must not forget the importance of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of surroundings and medical equipment in the healthcare sector.

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How to prevent listeria with cleaning and disinfection procedures

To have and maintain a high standard of kitchen hygiene by cleaning and disinfecting on a regular basis sounds easy – and it is! You just need to keep a couple of guidelines and awareness about listeria (and bacteria in general) in mind when you follow your cleaning and disinfecting routine.

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Prevent infections with protective wear

We all talk about the risk of catching a healthcare associated infection. The threat is prevailing, but with the right protective equipment, costly and unpleasant infections can be prevented.

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Infection prevention starts with the right protection

The spread of infections starts with the proper implementation of care procedures and products you can rely on. Make sure you have the right products at your disposal – and you know how and when to use them.

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Do not let listeria become your third ingredient

An outbreak of listeria can have serious consequences for the guests of the infected kitchen, especially if the infection breaks out in hospitals or nursing homes, where elderly, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems can get very ill.

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Urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections are among the most common infections in the human body. The urinary tract consists of the ureters, the bladder and the urethra. The urinary tract is covered on the inside with a layer of mucous membrane. If this layer is inflamed, then we speak of a urinary tract infection.

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Toilet hygiene – Abri-Bag

In addition to being aware of hygiene and cleaning procedures in healthcare environments, being on top of waste when it comes to bodily fluids is also essential.

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Infectious diseases in the healthcare sector

At ABENA we help healthcare professionals to prevent the spread of infections.

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