Research for infection protection
DISINFACTS Issue 2/2015

DISINFACTS

These are the topics of the latest

DISINFACTS 

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FOCUS

50 years of Sterillium

50 years of Sterillium

Sterillium made hygiene history 50 years ago – and still does today, for example in a recent study on its skin-nurturing properties. The anniversary is celebrated with many activities and initiatives. One of the highlights: The “Nominate Your Modern-Day Hero in Hygiene” campaign that shall award and support the role model of particularly committed employees.

KNOWLEDGE

Area output of single-use wipes

Area output of single-use wipes

Safe and easy hygiene: Near-patient surfaces are preferably disinfected with single-use wipes. The new study by Schweins et al. demonstrates which properties of the wipes determine their area output. Its conclusion: The wipe size alone is not determinative, but the interaction of active ingredients, wipe material and saturation volume.

SERIES: HIGH-RISK AREAS

Care of immunosuppressed patients

Care of immunosuppressed patients

The best possible infection protection for immunocompromised patients in a haematological oncology unit: The Clinical Centre Passau relies on consistent hygiene management, regular training and intensive information exchange – at all levels of communication, with patients, relatives and visitors.