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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1. 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...  
2. STUDY: “The 3/3 strategy”: a successful multifaceted hospital-wide hand hygiene intervention based on WHO and continuous quality improvement methodology  
Author: Mestre, G. / Berbel, C. / Tortajada, P. / Alarcia, M. / Coca, R. / Gallemi, G. / Garcia, I. / Fernández, M. M. / Aguilar, M. C. / Martínez, J. A. / Rodríguez-Banõ, J. (2012)
3. STUDY: Vital Signs: Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections  
Author: McDonald LC et al.
Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), March 9, 2012 / 61(09);157-162
4. STUDY: Validity of the four European test strains of prEN 12054 for the determination of comprehensive bacterial activity of an alcohol-based hand rub  
Author: Kampf, G. / Hollingsworth, A. (2003)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection 2003; 55: 226–231
5. STUDY: Use of mobile phones by medical staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados: evidence for both benefit and harm  
Author: Ramesh et al.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection 2008, 70: 160−165
6. STUDY: Understanding practice: factors that influence physician hand hygiene compliance  
Author: Squires, J. / Linklater, S. / Grimshaw, J. M. et al. (2014)
Source: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014; 35 (12): 1511-1520.
7. STUDY: Tolerance and acceptability of fourteen surgical and hygienic alcohol-based hand rubs  
Author: Girard et al. (2006)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection 2006; 63: 281-288
8. STUDY: The skin tolerability of mecetronium etilsulfate in a hand disinfectant – a clinical study  
Author: Proske O. / Sauermann G. / Pietsch H. / Rohde B. (1995)
Source: Hyg Med 1995; 20: 535-542
9. STUDY: The influence of hand hygiene prior to insertion of peripheral venous catheters on the frequency of complications  
Author: Hirschmann et al (2001)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection 2001, 49 (3): 199–203
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