Patients who are admitted to the hospital after sustaining a large burn injury are at high risk for developing hospital-associated infections. If patients survive the initial 72 hours after a burn injury, infections are the most common cause of death. The risk of infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens increases with hospital length of stay in burn patients. Infection is by far the most frequent complication encountered by patients with burn injuries. Burn injury results in a state of immune system dysregulation that predisposes patients to infection. The most obvious effect is the loss of the natural cutaneous barrier. With advancements in burn care over the last 50 years, infection is now the leading cause of death after extensive burn injuries. Multiple studies over the last decade have shown that 42%–65% of deaths in burn victims are attributable to infection.
Infection control procedures such as hand hygiene, contact isolation, and environmental cleaning/disinfection are vital to reducing incidence of hospital acquired infections.
Operio focused laminar flow creates a strictly aseptic space in just a few seconds, by removing 99.9% of airborne bacteria and micro-organisms, including Coronavirus Covid-19.
Infection is the most dangerous complication of burns. In particular, the three major complications to monitor in burn patients are:
Operio creates a sterile area anywhere, without any time restraints.
The device can be used to protect burn patients against hyperinfections, e.g. during wound medication that must be done in a sterile field as much as possible.
Operio is equipped with a removable instrument table that can be used to prepare the medication, if required. Furthermore, it can be easily transported and moved closer to the patient’s bed. In just a few seconds, a sterile area to prepare and change the burn patient’s medication is created.
advanced medications at the patient’s bedside
creation of an aseptic field to treat burn patients