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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.

World Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2021: safe from the first breath

World Patient Safety Day will take place again this year - as it has on each 17th September since 2015. On the day of action, which is also promoted as the global World Patient Safety Day by the World Health Organization (WHO), a...[more]

13. September 2021: 10 years World Sepsis Day – 10 years together against sepsis

World Sepsis Day (WSD) was first celebrated 10 years ago and today, as then on 13 September, aims to raise awareness of the disease and draw attention to preventing infections. Under the motto "Prevent Infections - Prevent...[more]

The 120th anniversary of the death of the "father of modern hygiene" / Max von Pettenkofer: Pursuing the right objective with the wrong assumption

Born on 3 December 1818 as the fifth of eight children, Max von Pettenkofer spent the first years of his life in poverty. Under the care of his godfather, he obtained an excellent scientific education and soon became part of the...[more]

Safe medical care for everyone: 17 September 2020 is World Patient Safety Day

Since 2015, the Aktionsbündnis Patientensicherheit e.V. (Patient safety action group, APS) in Germany has organised the World Patient Safety Day to provide patients and healthcare professionals with comprehensive information on...[more]

World Sepsis Day on 13 September 2020: #PreventSepsis – #SaveLives!

Sepsis: Number 1 of preventable causes of death
Sepsis is the most frequent lethal course of infectious diseases worldwide – among them, not only bacterial infections but also those caused by viruses, fungi and...[more]

SARS-CoV-2: How high is the risk of infection at airports and on aeroplanes?

All over the world, the Corona pandemic has turned our lives upside down and changed the way in which we travel. After almost the entire global air traffic came to a halt in spring earlier this year, things have started to turn...[more]

Innovative contribution to infection protection: Hygienically improved working processes

According to an observational and intervention study by the BODE SCIENCE CENTER employees much better implement recommendations on hygiene after the introduction of standard operating procedures (SOPs). The study on “Placing a...[more]

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]

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