Risk Prevention

Enhancing teamwork in operating theatres

Operating team getting dressed
Research carried out ten years ago showed that one in 10 hospital patients was likely to suffer an error during their hospital stay. A key recommendation, trials of which are currently underway, was that team-based training could reduce human error and improve patient safety. Find out how.
Personal Healthcare

Hypertension – what it is and how to manage it

Elderly man stretching
Managing and self-monitoring hypertension
Why an active lifestyle, healthy nutrition and regular monitoring can help reduce arterial pressure caused by hypertension.
Wound Management

Management of chronic wounds

wound treatment on a leg
Recognising the early signs of chronic wounds from pressure ulcers, ulcers of the lower leg and diabetic food syndrome can improve the patient’s chances of healing. Discover the symptoms and influencing factors and find out how chronic wounds can be prevented and treated.
Wound Management

Faster wound healing

wound treatment on a foot
How the healthy three-phase wound healing process is disturbed in chronic wounds and why hydrotherapy products, that provide all the preconditions for the individual phases, are simplifying treatment for both patients and healthcare professionals
Incontinence Management

Enhancing efficacy of incontinence treatment in an ageing population.

A women, dressed in a nurse’s coat is taking care for an elderly woman
Our ageing population has resulted in a steady increase in patients suffering with bladder incontinence. Not only is this unpleasant for those affected, it has a direct impact on health economics. Patients, carers and healthcare professionals need to work together to manage the prevention and treatment of this societal disease.
Incontinence Management

Leading an active life with bladder weakness

Elderly couple walking by the sea
As urinary incontinence symptoms can be unpredictable and embarrassing, it can be hard for sufferers to lead an active life. But that doesn’t need to be the case. Discover self-help techniques and discrete products that could help patients manage their condition.
Incontinence Management

Loss of bladder control – the physical background (men and women)

A young woman and an old man are walking together in a park.
Bladder control weakness affects men and women of all ages. Caused mainly by muscle weakness, there are many different forms of the condition including stress incontinence - which predominantly affects women – and overflow incontinence, which is particularly common among elderly men.
Incontinence Management

Travelling with incontinence

An adult woman is standing outside with her mother; both are smiling happily.
A diagnosis of incontinence doesn’t automatically mean an end to travelling. With a bit of preparation, a carefully thought through plan and a few useful hints and tips, sufferers can continue to be independent and carry on enjoying a mobile life.
Disinfection

The spread of infectious diseases and the role of hygiene.

A doctor is preparing the surgery of a leg wound
With the number of infectious disease outbreaks, as well as the variety of diseases, increasing, there is a pressure on governments and healthcare professionals to respond. Even though many infectious diseases can be managed medically, it is of course better to prevent infections at the first place.
Disinfection

How one expert for hand and surface disinfection could improve patient safety?

Two hands putting on sterile gloves
Up to 30 per cent of all infections acquired in hospitals and other healthcare facilities could be avoided if greater hygiene compliance was achieved. A study shows that standardised operating procedures could significantly improve patient safety.
Risk Prevention

Surgical gowns: hard work makes them simple

doctors dressing each other with surgical gowns
How disposable surgical clothing reduces OR risk. Find out how single-use operating theatre clothing and drapes prevent germ transfer and how they compare to reusable materials.
Risk Prevention

CPT – individual solutions for operating theatres

Hartmann individual product sets for surgeries
Custom Procedure Trays (CPTs) – pre-bundled sterile surgical products -- have been shown to have multiple benefits in healthcare organisations. As well as reducing time before, during and after surgery, and improving patient safety, they reduce waste and cut down on administration.