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3 Things You Didn’t Know About MicroBlock

3 Things You Didn’t Know About MicroBlock

The spread of infectious bacteria in public settings such as hospitals and healthcare facilities is a constant battle for the professionals working within those environments. In recent years, medical professionals have realized the importance of adding antimicrobial agents to medical devices to reduce or prevent treatment-related infection. Richmar has developed MicroBlock electrodes to assist medical professionals in administering the most effective treatment while maintaining a bacteria-free electrode surface. Continue reading further to discover more about MicroBlock and antimicrobial agents!


Why Do We Need are Antimicrobial Agents? 

Microbes are prevalent in today’s society and are responsible for causing horrible diseases. The CDC estimates that 1 in every 31 hospital patients will develop at least one healthcare-associated infection. Antimicrobial agents are substances that exist to kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms, such as these infection-causing bacterias like P. aeruginosa and A. baumannii. The use of antimicrobial agents can prevent the unnecessary spread of infectious disease among the population in public places where microbes are known to transfer.


Does MicroBlock Help Guard Against Allergic Reactions? 

Allergic reactions to antiseptic agents are rare, although the number of reports of serious allergic reactions to certain products has increased over the past several years. In 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning concerning allergic reactions to the antiseptic agent chlorhexidine gluconate. According to the report, the antimicrobial agent benzethonium chloride, which is used in MicroBlock, was listed among the suggested alternative antiseptics to chlorhexidine gluconate.

MicroBlock electrodes used in a stim treatment on the hand

What are MicroBlock Antimicrobial Electrodes? 

In research and development for sixteen months, MicroBlock antimicrobial electrodes are the FIRST and ONLY electrodes on the market designed to inhibit and kill growth of common disease-causing bacteria in electrotherapy devices. MicroBlock has been designed to prevent unnecessary infection by minimizing the risk of contamination in electrotherapy devices used in hospital settings and rehabilitation centers. When it comes to decreasing the risk of spreading infectious bacteria between patients, doctors, nurse practitioners, and the general public, MicroBlock is the logical choice amongst trusted healthcare professionals.

MicroBlock electrodes