Research for infection protection

DISINFACTS

Our periodical DISINFACTS offers you well-founded and practical information on special topics relating to hygiene and infection protection. The focus: new recommendations and regulations, studies and products, events and background knowledge on individual diseases and active ingredients. Some of these topics relevant to hygiene are explored in depth.

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Issue 1/2017
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EDUCATION

Successful: the 5 Moments E-Learning Tool in Oman

Successful: the 5 Moments E-Learning Tool in Oman

HARTMANN’s 5 Moments E-Learning Tool was officially launched in Oman in 2016. Quickly, it became clear that the tool was very well received by physicians and nursing staff. The Omani Ministry of Health played a decisive role in this success, as it substantially supported the tool by initiating a nationwide competition.

KNOWLEDGE

High-risk surfaces in patient rooms

High-risk surfaces in patient rooms

The authors of a recent study counted 6 144 hand contacts with surfaces in patient rooms. Ten of these surfaces the scientists identified as particularly frequently touched by staff, patients and visitors. The results are valuable for the hygiene practice.

PANORAMA

Gaining ground: Zika virus, Dengue virus & Co.

Gaining ground: Zika virus, Dengue virus & Co.

Due to the global mobility of people and goods, pathogens are spreading faster and faster. The vectors of exotic infections, e.g. the Asian tiger mosquito, for example increasingly occur in large parts of Europe.