32 Million patients get admitted in US every year with 16 million catheters being used. Out of those 2 million get infected because of these catheters. Statistics say, 5% of admitted patients in US and 7.1% in Europe get hospital-acquired infections, in which blood stream infection is most deadly, killing 1 out of 4 infected patients.
Catheter insertions in the skin create an opening allowing bacteria to get into blood and cause infections. Antibiotics are becoming ineffective for these infections, creating difficulty in treating infected patients.
In Europe, 4.5 Million new cases occur each year, resulting in €7 billion in treatment.
IV Prev eliminates this - saving lives and money.
Besides, current products coated with antiseptics like catheters and dressings dry up quickly without any warning to nursing staff. These products have a declining antiseptic effect over the period of time of their application, compromising the safety of patient. These products have short life span and needs frequent changing.