Research for infection protection

Hand Disinfection

Most pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and fungi are transmitted via the hands. Alcohol-based hand disinfectants reliably inactivate these microorganisms. Hence, hand disinfection is considered the most important protective measure against infection.

Global Handwashing Day on 15/10. - Effective health protection in a few seconds

Washing and disinfecting hands in everyday life!
Actually, there is no easier way to protect your health: Washing your hands can effectively help combat infectious diseases. And if soap is not enough, disinfectants can help....[more]

Noroviruses, influenza viruses & co: what you should pay attention to during the coming autumn and winter of the pandemic

In light of decreasing temperatures and rising numbers of SARS-CoV-2 cases, most people are concerned about the upcoming months. COVID-19, influenza, or simply the common flu – who can correctly distinguish between the partly...[more]

Risk of poisoning in the household: keep alcohol-based hand disinfectants away from your children's reach

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand disinfectants can be found not only in health care facilities but also in many private households. Many people now carry hand disinfectant in their handbag or even leave it in...[more]

Original or fake? How to identify ineffective or counterfeit disinfectants

At the beginning of the global coronavirus pandemic, the demand for disinfectants skyrocketed. Within a few days, many products for hand and surface disinfection were sold out. The high demand led to prices also rising rapidly in...[more]

SARS-CoV-2: The AHA effect for summer holidays and the start of school

Numbers of new SARS-CoV-2 infections in several countries decrease steadily and previous restrictions are alleviated. However, some preventive measurements to confine the pandemic, such as the AHA formula in Germany, will...[more]

55 years Sterillium® – Hand disinfection – trusted by hands that matter

55 years Sterillium®
Hand disinfection – trusted by hands that matter
On 4 June 1965, the first bottles of Sterillium® rolled off the production line – and changed the clinical, nursing and medical practice routine forever:...[more]

Safety in the patients’ hands: Patient empowerment in hand hygiene

Many patients wish that their physicians would actively involve them in therapy decisions. And many physicians comply with this wish with the approach of a shared decision-making (SDM). In this approach, physicians and patients...[more]

Hand disinfection – also reasonable outside the clinical setting?

Prof. Kramer – latest media reports state that performing hygienic hand disinfection in private life is questionable. Is it only reasonable to use alcohol-based hand disinfectants in healthcare facilities?
Unfortunately, these...[more]

Hand disinfection at home – does it have a clear advantage?

Hand disinfection is the most important individual measure to break the chain of infection in healthcare facilities and, for example, prevents the spread of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Depending on the occupational group and...[more]

WHO Moments model for geriatric and nursing homes

Due to the increasing life expectancy and demographic change the number of elder people, who require intensive support and care in residential homes, increases as well. Pathogens play a growing role in geriatric care. Clearly...[more]

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