Research for infection protection

DISINFACTS

Our periodical DISINFACTS offers you well-founded and practical information on special topics relating to hygiene and infection protection. The focus: new recommendations and regulations, studies and products, events and background knowledge on individual diseases and active ingredients. Some of these topics relevant to hygiene are explored in depth.

DISINFACTS Issue 2/2019

These are the topics of the latest DISINFACTS


Issue 2/2019
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FOCUS

My Hygiene SOP: Digital monitoring of working processes

My Hygiene SOP: Digital monitoring of working processes

Studies show that it is easier for nursing and medical staff to implement hygiene recommendations when standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place. Hence, HARTMANN offers My Hygiene SOP to support the safe execution of a wide range of work processes in hospitals. The highlight: My Hygiene SOP allows to be adapted to the conditions and needs on site.

FORUM

Dr. Svenja Diefenbacher

Psychology in hand hygiene

What influence do socio-‐psychological factors such as performance feedback and goal setting have on hand disinfection? Dr. Svenja Diefenbacher investigated this question in a study together with her colleagues and with the participation of the BODE SCIENCE CENTER. The expert presented the first results in her lecture “Psychology in Hand Hygiene” at HARTMANN’s Lunchtime Symposium at the 13th Ulm Symposium on Nosocomial Infection.

KNOWLEDGE

Home care: Preventing the spread of multidrug-­resistant pathogens

Home care: Preventing the spread of multidrug-­resistant pathogens

Around one third of the 1.9 million people currently in need of care in Germany are cared for by outpatient nursing services. More than half of the nursing staff come into contact with multidrug-­resistant (MDR) germs during their work. In order to prevent the spread of MDR pathogens in outpatient care, consistent basic hygiene and good communication are essential.