Research for infection protection
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Overview of studies that were published by the HARTMANN SCIENCE CENTER alone or jointly with other scientists


Infection Protection at the Core of Science

Scientifically looking into infection protection is a vital part of ongoing efforts to improve the safety for patients and medical staff. Every day, scientists are working on recognising and evaluating infection risks to establish a sound basis for ideal hygiene management.

Here, you will find a selection of latest studies, expert interviews and discussions, and comments on infection prevention.

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9 results:
1. STUDY: Interventions improve hand hygiene compliance significantly – but only for a short time  
Author: Schwadtke, L. / Graf K / Lutze, B. / Von Lengerke, T. / Chaberny, I. (2014 ) Source: Schwadtke et al., 2014, Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, Vol: 139  
2. STUDY: Evidence-based multimodal hand hygiene intervention increases compliance from 45 % to 85 %  
Author: Day, C. (2009) Source: Day, C. Engaging the Nursing Workforce, Nursing Administration Quarterly, July/September 2009, Vol. 33, No. 3  
3. STUDY: Effect of hand sanitiser location on hand hygiene compliance  
Author: Cure L. / Van Enk R. (2015) Source: Cure, L., Van Enk, R.: Effect of hand sanitizer location on hand hygiene compliance. American Journal of Infection Control, 2015, Vol. 43: 917-921  
4. STUDY: A multimodal intervention to improve hand hygiene in ICUs in Buenos Aires, Argentina: a stepped wedge trial  
Author: Rodriguez, V. / Giuffre, C. / Villa, S. / Almada, G. / Prasopa-Plaizier, N. / Gogna, M. / Gibbons, L. / García Elorrio, E. (2015) Source: Rodriguez, V. et al. A multimodal intervention to  
5. STUDY: Comparative efficacy of interventions to promote hand hygiene in hospital: systematic review and network meta-analysis  
Author: Luangasanatip, N. / Hongsuwan, M. / Limmathurotsakul, D. / Lubell, Y. / Lee, A. S. / Harbarth, S. / Day, N. P. J. / Graves, N. / Cooper, B. S. (2015) Source: Luangasanatip,N. et al. BMJ.  
6. STUDY: Impact of a hospital-wide hand hygiene initiative on healthcare-associated infections: results of an interrupted time series  
Author: Kirkland, K. B. / Homa, K. A. / Lasky, R. A. / Ptak, J. A. / Taylor, E. A. / Splaine, M. E. (2012) Source: BMJ Qual Saf 2012; 21: 1019 - 1026  
7. STUDY: Improving patient safety during insertion of peripheral venous catheters: an observational intervention study  
Author: Kampf G et al. (2013) Source: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control 2013; 8(2):DOC18  
8. STUDY: Effectiveness of a hospital-wide programme to improve compliance with hand hygiene  
Author: Pittet, D. et al. Source: Lancet, 2000, 356: 1307-1312  
9. STUDY: Practically speaking: Rethinking hand hygiene improvement programs in healthcare settings  
Author: Son C et al. Source: American Journal of Infection Control. 2011; 39(9):716-24