Research for infection protection
DISINFACTS Issue 2/2019

DISINFACTS

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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.