The Importance Of Hygiene

The consequences of HCAI in healthcare worldwide.

Corporate News:  30 June 2016
What is HCAI?

Healthcare associated infections (HCAI) are infections that patients require while receiving treatment for medical or surgical conditions and are the most frequent adverse event during care delivery.

HCAI is a major problem for patient safety and its impact can result in prolonged hospital stay, long-term disability, increased resistance of microorganisms to antimicrobial agents, a massive additional financial burden for the health system, high costs for patients and their families, and excess deaths.

Prevalence of HCAI in developed countries

Prevalence of HCAI in developed countries

Source: World Health Organization

Thinking hygiene into the applications
The LINAK series of control boxes for healthcare, comes with IPX6 washable protection as a standard option. That means the application can go directly into wash tunnels with the control box still attached.

On top of that, the basic design of the box is made with hygiene in mind. It is simply designed for easy cleaning with a minimum of grooves and edges and a clever cable management system.
  Control box CO61

IPX6 Washable

IPX6 Washable protection for easy cleaning.

Cable management

Clever and cleaning friendly cable management.

Cleaning friendly

Cleaning friendly design with a minimum of grooves and edges.

Let us work together to reduce HCAI and the effects of it. Learn more about the LINAK Control box platform for healthcare on our website LINAK.COM/MEDLINE-CARELINE.

The control box platform for healthcare is part of the LINAK “Care for Tomorrow Today” mind-set. Care For Tomorrow Today


For further information, please contact your local LINAK subsidiary or distributor.

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Updated: 30 June 2016 11:57