Research for infection protection

Standard Hygiene

Good standard hygiene is the most reliable basis for infection control. In addition to hand hygiene, it comprises surface disinfection and cleaning, reprocessing of medical devices, and the use of protective clothing. These measures are to be carried out for all activities involving risk of infection.

Multidrug-resistant pathogens – each year, more than 10 000 infections preventable through hygiene alone

“We run into danger that our antibiotics are not effective enough anymore. If we do not act now, mortality due to infections will soon be as high as before the introduction of antibiotics,” Prof. Dr. Uwe Frank, Senior Hospital...[more]

Greater safety in ORs thanks to well-coordinated teams and optimised processes

This year’s World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May WHO dedicated to better infection protection for surgical procedures. In DISINFACTS, Dr. Nils Farhan, physician in the Centre for Orthopaedic Surgery at Tabea Hospital in Hamburg,...[more]

Standardised working processes for better hygiene

Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are able to considerably increase the employees’ willingness to implement hygiene recommendations. Based on an intervention study that the BODE SCIENCE CENTER conducted at the University...[more]

Elements of basic hygiene

Hand hygiene
Hand hygiene is the key measure of basic hygiene. In addition to alcohol-based hand disinfection, the main infection protection measure, it comprises skin care, skin protection and skin cleansing. Regular and...[more]