Personal hygiene

Good hand hygiene is considered the single most important measure to reduce the spread of infection. Personal hygiene is essential to avoid healthcare-associated infections. Let ABENA help you with advice on personal hygiene.

Personal Hygiene – key in infection prevention

Personal hygiene plays a key role in infection prevention in health care. But what is personal hygiene and how do you implement this in practice?

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Wash without water

The products in ABENA's green series are a good alternative to regular washing with soap and water because they do not need to be rinsed off. They make it easy to maintain a high standard of hygiene and are perfect for bedridden patients and people with thin and sensitive skin.

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Take care of your hands and avoid skin problems

People with jobs that require repeated hand washing and hand disinfection are more likely to suffer from dry and irritated skin. Without the right treatment, dry skin can become a negative spiral of itching, eczema and pain.

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Proper hand hygiene prevents spread of infection

Good hand hygiene is considered the single most important factor in preventing spread of infectious diseases.

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Special creams and ointments

Our gray range contains special skin care products where most of the products have specific skin protecting ingredients, which are suitable for bedridden patients or people with sensitive skin. The products are dermatologically tested, pH-adjusted and suitable for both normal and dry skin.

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Clean and hygienic workplace

We offer a wide range of consumables - your choice of product can contribute to better hygiene routines in your workplace. Bacteria and viruses can spread between people when coughing or sneezing, but also through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects. Choose hygienic products from ABENA that help reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria.

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Best practice for hand hygiene: washing and disinfection

Insufficient hand hygiene is one of the most common causes for spread of infectious diseases, while good hand hygiene is the most important factor in preventing spread of bacteria and infection.

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Prevent infections in the health care sector

Each year, more than 4 million Europeans are affected by health care associated infections (HAIs). These infections have high costs, prolonging hospital stays and increasing risk of complications, disabilities and antibiotic resistance. With more than 37,000 deaths attributed to HAIs every year, there are more than enough reasons to pay extra attention to infection prevention.

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Paper towels are more hygienic than dryers

In order to avoid cross-contamination, it is important to exercise good hand hygiene by washing and drying your hands to perfection. In public restrooms, it is common to use an electric hand dryer system. But studies show that hand dryers spread bacteria much more than traditional paper towels.

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