Keeping it sanitary – from Semmelweis’ time until today

The Swiss expert Prof. Dr. Didier Pittet stressed the substantial meaning of hand hygiene in hospitals once again at the third CEE Conference on Hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety. Not paying attention to the field of hospital hygiene can lead to disastrous impacts. Prof. Dr. Didier Pittet, Director of the Infection Control Programme and WHO […]

Hospital Hygiene in Hungary: The implementation of daily work is lagging behind!

„Bringing hand hygiene to the national level – the case of Hungary“: The Co-Founder and CEO of HandInScan, is cautiously optimistic that the situation will improve. What is the current situation like in Hungarian hospitals when it comes to hygiene? Over the past two years, a lot of attention was paid to hospital-acquired infections, which […]

Infection Control in the CEE: A Brief Review

Education, training and staff increases: Many challenges in Infection Control remain to be tackled, concurred representatives of CEE countries at the 3rd CEE Conference on Hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety in Vienna. A specific session was based on a publication on Infection Control which included contributions of national reference centers in the 18 CEE countries. […]

Resumee 3rd CEE wide Semmelweis conference on hospital hygiene

Quotations and Highlights from two days of exciting lectures and discussions   Urgent action is required with respect to antibiotic resistance We have to leverage the potential of entire teams – this requires leadership There is a fire in our house! Economic nonsense: curing a disease instead of preventing it Cost of diagnostics should be […]

Which came first – the antibiotic or the resistance? How infection control and MRSA are related

What challenges do we have to face in relation to MRSA? We asked one of the most profound experts in this field, Dr. Fred Tenover, Vice President for Scientific Affairs at Cepheid and Consulting Professor at the University of Stanford. His most important message in this context: infection control works! Mr. Tenover, your publication on […]

Participants at the 2nd CEE Conference on hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety in 2017 on stage

Interdisciplinarity as a Key for Successful Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship

Interdisciplinarity is the key for successful infection control and antibiotic stewardship in hospitals. The Semmelweis Foundation met with Dr. Agnes Wechsler-Fördös and Prof. Ojan Assadian, two experts in this field in Austria, to discuss its importance. Despite her retirement in 2018, Dr. Agnes Wechsler-Fördös continues to be highly active. The reason is simple, says the […]

Dr. Sebastian Schulz-Stübner

KRINKO: The new recommendations can easily be summarized as “form follows function”

The revision of the recommendations for SSI-prevention is one of the most important patient safety recommendations released in 2018. What are the major novelties? We asked Dr. Sebastian Schulz-Stübner, Chief Physician at the German Consulting Centre for Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control and Consultant in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control. The KRINKO-recommendation for the prevention […]

Negotiating Truth – Wiener Forschungsprojekt orientiert sich an Semmelweis

Der 13. August ist der Todestag von Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis. Anlässlich dieses Datums möchte die Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis Gesellschaft über ein interessantes Wiener Forschungsprojekt berichten, das eng mit dem berühmten Mediziner verbunden ist. Mit der Projektleiterin, Politwissenschaftlerin Anna Durnowá sprach Carola Timmel. Was ist Wahrheit – diese zentrale Frage steht im Zentrum des Forschungsprojekts „Negotiating […]

ASH on Tour

ASH (Initiative clean hands) on tour

Wonderful initiative in Germany, initiated by Aktion “Saubere Hände” (clean hands): Only until October 30, a bus is touring through the country (ASH on tour), with the aim to create awareness for the important issue of “hand hygiene”. Today it stops in Freiburg – place of the Infectiology- and Hygiene Congress (October 10-12), initiated by […]

Semmelweis Symposium Save the Date

We hope to see you at the symposium – June 21, Vienna

On Thursday, 21st of June we will celebrate the 200th birthday of Ignaz Semmelweis – an event initiated by the Semmelweis Foundation and organised together with the Medicine University Vienna and the General Hospital Vienna. We would like to take this opportunity to present the symposium-program to you! At 13 p.m. Markus Müller and Agoston […]