Research for infection protection
DISINFACTS Issue 2/2014

DISINFACTS

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SPECIAL

Training tool for EMS staff

The new e-learning tool “Hygiene in Emergency Medical Services” uses concrete routine situations for the participants to learn how to implement hygiene measures correctly. The first module’s focus is on the surface disinfection after a patient transport.

NEWS

RFID: compliance success doubtful

Many infection control practitioners hope that RFID systems provide support in monitoring hand hygiene in their facilities. However, especially with this field of application the automated systems possess some considerable weak points.

STUDY

Benefit of disposable wipes

Near-patient surfaces are disinfected with multiple-use wipes (bucket method) and increasingly also with pre-saturated single-use wipes. But which method offers greater benefits? A recent US study went further into this question and revealed interesting results.