Research for infection protection
DISINFACTS Issue 3/2018

DISINFACTS

These are the topics of the latest

DISINFACTS 

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KNOWLEDGE

Vertical and horizontal prevention strategies

Vertical or horizontal–what are the pros and cons of the two concepts to prevent nosocomial infections? A recent review explores this issue and offers a compact overview of the current state of research on these two strategies.

FORUM

The Heidenheim Model for more patient protection

The Heidenheim Model for more patient protection

“Prevention is the best therapy”—that is the guiding principle of the Clinic Heidenheim which banks on a holistic concept for an improved protection against infection. The Heidenheim Model includes rapid PCR tests, individual antibiotic therapies and new research projects.

DAILY ROUTINE

Detection of pathogens in patient rooms

Detection of pathogens in patient rooms

From chairs, bed frames to windowsills: surfaces in the patient surroundings are often colonised with pathogens that may trigger nosocomial infections. A study review shows what surfaces in patient rooms may be contaminated with clinically relevant pathogens.