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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140 results:
1. Investigation to define a minimum standard on alcohol-based handrub dispensers  
Author: Kuster S et al. (2021)
Source: Kuster S et al. (2021) Handrub dispensers per acute care hospital bed: a study to develop a new minimum standard.
2. The STIKO recommends full vaccination of vulnerable groups against influenza in view of the COVID-19 pandemic  
Autumn has begun, temperatures are dropping and we are spending more time indoors again. Seasonal infectious diseases such as influenza ("flu") begin to circulate more widely among the population...  
3. INTERVIEW: New IHO list of disinfectants  
‘The list with the broadest overview of products on the German market that are effective against viruses’  
4. Expanded and newly designed IHO disinfectant list online  
Since June 2020, hygiene specialists and other interested parties have been able to download the newly designed and more comprehensive IHO list of disinfectants published by the German Industrial...  
5. INTERVENTION STUDY: Improving hand hygiene compliance before aseptic tasks / Charité Berlin with active participation of BODE SCIENCE CENTER  
Author: Aghdassi et al. (2020)
Source: A multimodal intervention to improve hand hygiene compliance in peripheral wards of a tertiary care university centre: a cluster randomised controlled...
6. STUDY: Improving hand hygiene through the novel approach of combining goal setting and performance feedback at the group level  
Author: Diefenbacher et al. (2019)
Source: Diefenbacher et al. (2019) A quasi-randomized controlled before-after study using performance feedback and goal setting as elements of hand hygiene...
7. STUDY: Improving hand hygiene compliance rates in the haemodialysis setting  
Author: Scheithauer et al. (2012)
Source: Scheithauer et al. (2012) Improving hand hygiene compliance rates in the haemodialysis setting: more than just more hand rubs. Nephrol Dial Transplant...
8. STUDY: Improving hand hygiene compliance rates in the emergency department  
Author: Scheithauer et al. (2013)
Source: Scheithauer et al. (2013) Improving hand hygiene compliance in the emergency department: getting to the point. BMC Infect Dis 2013; 13:367.
9. STUDY: Compliance with hygiene measures in emergency medical services  
Author: Emanuelsson, L. / Karlsson, L. / Castrèn, M. / Lindström, V. (2012)
Source: Emanuelsson, L. et al. Ambulance personnel adherence to hygiene routines: still protecting ourselves but not...
10. STUDY: Danger from the air – bacteria emitted in the air during bronchoscopies  
Author: Marchand, G. / Duchaine, C. / Lavoie, J. / Veilleitte, M / Cloutier Y. (2016)
Source: Marchand, G. et al. Bacteria emitted in ambient air during bronchoscopy – a risk to health care...
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