DISINFACTS | Issue 2/2020

International initiatives for better hygiene in hospitals HARTMANN is committed to CLEAN HOSPITALS Optimised hospital cleaning The ‘Transposable Model’ working group, in which HARTMANN is also involved, aims, for example, to identify all those key factors that may affect the hygiene standard in a hospital that play a role in the cleaning of a hospital. These factors will be incorporated into a model that hospitals will be able to use to analyse their hygiene standard. The analysis will enable continuous improvement of cleaning measures. The model will be scalable and globally transferable to all conditions. Decision makers around the world will thus be able to rapidly find an answer to an important question: what measures are necessary to optimise cleaning and in this way reduce the number of hospital-acquired infections? international interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge linking stakeholders and leading experts fewer hospital-acquired infections (HAI) better user protection (cleaning staff & hospital staff) less antibiotic resistance CLEAN HOSPITALS – The goals: Would you like to know more? Important information about CLEAN HOSPITALS is available at https://cleanhospitals.com. A global ‘Clean Hospitals Day’ is planned for October of this year. CLEAN HOSPITALS is a reliable and independent source of information for both hygiene specialists and the general public. CLEAN HOSPITALS is a non-profit organisation in which leading experts collaborate across disciplines. Clarity about recommended actions HARTMANN brings its expertise in various fields to the table. The ‘Mapping Guidelines’ working group is closely examining the current global recommended actions and asks the following questions: Are there gaps in our knowledge or contradictory information? Where is the evidence missing or where are recommendations too vague? With subsequently developed position papers and publications in scientific journals, the working group wants to create clarity based on evidence. CLEAN HOSPITALS is an international initiative in which HARTMANN has joined forces with other partners from industry, research, hospital management and healthcare organisations. The goal is to increase awareness of and improve hospital cleaning and environmental hygiene. The focus is on increasing patient safety, user protection and reducing hospital-acquired infections. CLINIC DISINFACTS 2/20 page 20