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DISINFACTS

Our periodical DISINFACTS offers you well-founded and practical information on special topics relating to hygiene and infection protection. The focus: new recommendations and regulations, studies and products, events and background knowledge on individual diseases and active ingredients. Some of these topics relevant to hygiene are explored in depth.

DISINFACTS Issue 1/2020

These are the topics of the latest DISINFACTS


Issue 1/2020
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Hygiene measures on board the “Sea-Watch 3”

Hygiene measures on board the “Sea-Watch 3”

Disinfection on civilian sea rescue vessels: an extremely complex task in which many different factors must be considered. In our current issue you can read how the Hamburg university graduate Jan Lenger succeeded in meeting all the special requirements for effective surface and hand hygiene on board with a specially developed disinfection concept.

KNOWLEDGE

How to prevent “low temperature failures”

How to prevent “low temperature failures”

The cold season is peakingand with it the season of the notorious “low temperature failure” has arrived. This is the name given to the effect that often has serious consequences, especially for rescue workers: low temperatures below 10 degrees can reduce the effectiveness of disinfectants, sometimes considerably. We have tips on how you can correctly counteract the “low temperature failure”.

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29th Infectiology and Hygiene Congress

29th Infectiology and Hygiene Congress: What helps against inadequate hygiene compliance?

This question was the topic of the HARTMANN Lunch Symposia at last year’s Infectiology and Hygiene Congress in Freiburg in mid-October 2019. To increase hygiene compliance, compulsory training courses are only of limited use – this was the conclusion reached by Dr. Stefan Bushuven from the Institute for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention (IKIP) in his presentation at the symposia. Rather, the self-motivation for continuous training should be increased.



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