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Hutchinson Santé Propose an Innovative Solution for Surgeons Which Deals With the Risk of Infection From Glove Breaches
Date:11/14/2011

PARIS, November 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

After being the first to offer antiviral technology to protect healthcare professionals from contamination risks, Hutchinson Santé announces the launch of G-Bact[TM] in Europe. This innovative solution will increase patient safety against nosocomial infections. The G-Bact[TM] surgical glove contains an exclusive antimicrobial layer that kills more than 99% of bacteria* should there be a micro-breach in the glove.

Surgical site infections (SSI) are the number one cause of mortality during surgery[1]. "In most cases, the germs come from the patient," declared Dr Jean Carlet, former chairman of CTIN (French National Technical Commission against Nosocomial Infections), and WHO consultant. "Other risk factors however can be attributed to the operating theatre environment: air quality, the use of insufficiently sterile equipment, perforated surgical gloves… On average, 18 % of surgical gloves become micro-perforated while being used.  80% of these glove breaches are not detected by the surgical staff[2]. These breaches may enable bacteria from the surgeon's hand to be passed on to the patient. A recent clinical study showed that perforated gloves doubled the risk of SSI,"[3] he continued. Double-gloving provides extra protection by limiting the perforation rate of the inner glove, but in 18 to 48% of cases, both layers are perforated in the same place[2].  Moreover some surgeons are uncomfortable with the loss of dexterity caused by the thickness of the double-gloving, and by the layers slipping against each other.

G Bact[TM] has been developed with the aim of providing an effective solution, which is comfortable and safe, to glove breaches issue and patient safety.

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