Preventing healthcare-associated infections is the responsibility of everyone in a hospital. Nevertheless, infection prevention and control activities need to be organized by competent experts . Many reports claim a shortage of qualified infection control doctors and nurses . What does “qualified” actually means?
Wrapping tablets prevent cross-contamination
To prove effectiveness of wrapping tablet computers in order to reduce microbiological contamination, German researchers analyzed 115 patients during a period of 11 days in the University Hospital of Erlangen. Continue reading
City of handwashing: Glasgow breaks world record
Hoping to break the world record set in 2012 by England’s Health Protection Agency, Glasgow pupils, primary schools, scientists and healthcare professional joined together on 19 March in a unique attempt to promote hand hygiene and smash a world record. Continue reading
World Hand Hygiene Day 05.05.
WHO calls to action on May the 5th within the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign. Continue reading