Research for infection protection
DISINFACTS Issue 3/2013

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SPECIAL

BODE SCIENCE CENTER’s lunchtime symposium

The lunchtime symposium “Simple Processes – Improved Hygiene” focused on how to optimise clinical workflows and thus reduce nosocomial infection rates. A new intervention study of the BODE SCIENCE CENTER conducted at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf shows that hygiene can be made more intuitive and easier.

THIS ISSUE’S FURTHER TOPICS

STUDY

More is more

Some manufacturers increasingly recommend smaller and smaller volumes of hand disinfectants to be applied for hygienic hand disinfection. New findings suggest that some of these recommended volumes do not suffice to ensure complete hand coverage and meet efficacy requirements.

INTERVIEW

Dealing with MRGN clinical isolates

The proportion of multi-resistant strains among Gram-negative pathogens increases. A huge challenge – especially when isolation precautions needs to be taken. DISINFACTS spoke with Prof. Dr. Constanze Wendt, who leads the MRGN working group of KRINKO, about the risk assessment of multi-resistant Gram-negative pathogens.