SERMO Survey - Needlestick Injuries
In April 2019, Mölnlycke® commissioned a first of its kind survey from SERMO, the largest global social network for physicians. The survey of 510 surgeons from the UK, US, Germany, Australia, Japan and Sweden highlights the infection risk faced by clinicians and patients in the operating room.
Results say that 95% of surgeons have either been personally affected by a needlestick injury or seen a colleague experience one
The SERMO survey revealed that 93% of surgeons believe that high quality gloves reduce the chance of exposure to blood-borne viruses. In addition, 92% of surgeons agreed that high quality gloves improve the safety of clinicians in the operating theatre
The survey found that surgeons see a clear link between high-quality gloves and patient safety. 81% of surgeons believe that high-quality gloves impact overall patient outcomes, with 89% agreeing that high-quality gloves improve patient safety in the operating theatre.
On the topic of Surgical site infections (SSIs), 78% state that glove failure increases the risk of SSIs