Third CEE Conference on Hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety

Many thanks to all participants, speakers and sponsors for this great conference!

High-level keynote speakers, lectures by specialists and excellent networking opportunities made the third Semmelweis CEE Conference on Hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety a great success.

Resumee 3rd CEE wide Semmelweis conference on hospital hygiene

Quotations and Highlights from two days of exciting lectures and discussions

Semmelweis was the first health care activist!

Let us all become health care activists!!

Bernhard Küenburg

We cordially congratulate the three winners of our poster session and thank our sponsor Ecolab and ICPIC for providing them with travel, accommodation and a ticket to the ICPIC in Geneva:

1st place: Georg Duscher „Fighting against permethrin resistant and non-resistant strains of bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) with the use of a special fogger and a combination of H2O2 fluid and permethrin – a light at the end of the tunnel“

2nd place: Clemens Bulitta „OR ventilation a relevant factor in prevention of surgical site infections“

3rd place: Patrick Braß „Better feedback for hand hygiene using an innovative support system“

From left to right: Bernhard Kueenburg (President of the Semmelweis Foundation), Didier Pittet (WHO), Patrick Braß (3rd place), Georg Duscher (1st place), Clemens Bulitta (2nd place), Mohamed Abbas (head of jury) and Samo Kotnik (Ecolab).

10 Best E-Posters

We would like to thank all participants of the Abstract Submission for their contribution.

We congratulate the 10 best authors on their abstracts!

OR ventilation a relevant factor in prevention of surgical site infections

Clemens Bulitta

Technical University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden, Institute of Medical Engineering, Weiden Oberpfalz, Germany

Clostridium difficile infection associated with tuberculosis (TB) medication

Dr. Anca Hnatiuc

Municipal Hospital Dr. Gavril Curteanu Oradea Romania

Adopting the World Health Organization Multi-Modal Strategy for Hand Hygiene Improvement

Maria Teresa Blanco-Abuy, RN

St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City

Microbiological Validation of Expert Evaluation: Reliability of Human Assessment

Viola Sári

Barriers in preventing healthcare associated infections in the nurses’ activity

Viorica Nedelcu

The Order of Nurses, Midwives and Medical Assistants in Romania Bucharest Branch,Bucharest, Romania, The “Carol Davila” University of Pharmacy and Medicine of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Successful implementation of hand hygiene program in Trnava University Hospital during period 2013-2018

Janka Prnova

Centre of Microbiology and Infection Prevention, Trnava University, Slovakia
Department of Hospital Hygiene and Epidemiology, University Hospital Trnava, Slovakia

Surgical Residents’ Hand Hygiene: Assumptions and Beliefs

Száva Bánsághi

Financial Burden of Healthcare-Associated Infections Costs in Hungary: A Cost Based Analysis

Márk Markóczy

Fighting against permethrin resistant and non-resistant strains of bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) with the use of a special fogger and a combination of H2O2 fluid and permethrin – a light at the end of the tunnel

Georg Duscher

Better feedback for hand hygiene using an innovative support system

Patrick Braß

Helios Klinikum Krefeld

Arabella

14.00-15.30

Registration & Welcome Drink

15.30-16.00

Welcome Speech

Bernhard Küenburg, President Semmelweis Foundation
Thomas Szekeres, Austrian Medical Association
Michael Binder – Medical Director of the Viennese Hospital Association

16.00-16.45

Keynote

CRE-free Europe: Prevention of antimicrobial resistance across all borders

Alexander W. Friedrich, University Medical Centre Groningen

16.45-18.00

Silo Busting – Challenging the old Problem of Interdisciplinary Work

Michael Binder – Medical Director of the Vienna Hospital Association

Anna Durnová, Political Scientist

Alexander W. Friedrich, University Medical Centre Groningen

Andreea Moldovan, St. Constantin Hospital Romania

Didier Pittet, Infection Control Programme & WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, The University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine

Thomas Szekeres, Austrian Medical Association

One of the most persisting problems in healthcare are departments: Thinking and acting in silos is not contributing to hospital hygiene. How can silos be busted?

What role could or should be taken by patients? Well informed and critical patients, as well as social media, could change the way nurses and doctors work – take a look at the changes in the tourism industry: reviews in online portals and on platforms can be existential for restaurants and hotels.

We have got the knowledge and technological know-how – why is infection-prevention, -surveillance and -control still an issue!?

At our conference in 2017 our topic was „Communication – the key for better infection surveillance and control“. During a lot of informal conversations we heard about great difficulties regarding hierarchies and that senior staff often prevents new working methods. How can we help healthcare workers change the system?

Changing the perspective can help a great deal – it is much easier to look at one discipline instead of looking at a system that puts patients first. When putting patients first, two things become clear – interdisciplinary work is necessary and the way budgets are being spent is debatable!

18.00-18.30

Break

Ernani

18.30-18.50

The view of a medical director on infection control

Ojan Assadian, Regional Hospital Neunkirchen

Lecture by OEGKH

18.50-19.10

One health

Reinhild Strauss, Federal Ministry for Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection

19.10-19.30

The Robert Koch Institute’s approach to infection prevention and control in Germany.

Mardjan Arvand, Robert Koch Institute

Hamlet

18.30-18.50

The Development of Infection Control in Healthcare Settings in Hungary

Beatrix Oroszi, National Center for
Epidemiology Hungary

 

18.50-19.10

Catheter indused bloodstream infections and their prophylaxis from the point of view of the nursing practice.

Harald Titzer, Vienna General Hospital

19.10-19.30

Patient outcome on influenza-wards during two influenza seasons in three hospitals in Vienna after PCR point of care diagnosis in the emergency room.

Christoph Wenisch, Vienna Hospital Association

Lecture by OEGIT

Arabella

Dinner & Networking

Ecolab Hygiene Party

Lohengrin

14.00-19.30

Ecolab’s programmatic approach to hospital hygiene and patient safety

Papageno

14.00-19.30

World Café by Biomedica


 

Othello

14.00-19.30

smart & sophisticated room and surface Bio Decontamination with DCX Technology


Arabella

8.00-9.00

Registration / Breakfast

9.00-10.00

Silo Busting: from Semmelweis‘ time to today and beyond

Didier Pittet, Infection Control Programme & WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, The University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine

10.00-10.30

Break

Arabella

10.30-11.20

The Journey to becoming a Hand Hygiene Excellence Award Winner

Didier Pittet

Elke Schindler Regional Hospital Villach

Andreea Moldovan, St. Constantin Hospital

11.20-11.40

Careful use of antibiotics to reduce the development of resistance

Agnes Wechsler-Fördös

Ernani

10.30-10.50

We Need Your Papers

Mohamed Abbas, Geneva University Hospitals

10.50-12.00

Presentation of Top 8 Abstracts

 

Hamlet

10.30-12.00

 Workshop „Patient Safety“

Hans Härting, AssekuRisk

Arabella

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00-14.00

The challenge of implementing molecular diagnostics for infection control

Fred Tenover, Cepheid

Arabella

14.00-14.20

Patient near environment – State of the art disinfectants – a view on latest studies

Roland Knieler, Knieler & Team GmbH

14.20-14.40

Semmelweis’ lesson for the Current Innovations in Health Care

Anna Durnová, Political Scientist

14.40-15.00

The ongoing evolution of MRSA – does it matter for infection control

Fred Tenover, Cepheid

Ernani

14.00 – 14.20

Recent outbreak in the Hospital for Cardiosurgery

Milena Petrovska, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University

 

14.20 – 14.40

Characteristics of reported hospital outbreaks in Hungary, 2007-2017

Andrea Kurcz, National Center for Public Health Hungary

14.40 – 15.00

Patient safety starts with me – The safety of care for patients in Romanian hospitals 

Ramona Marincaş, Satu Mare Emergency Hospital

Hamlet

14.00-14.20

Endoscope reprocessing between then and now

Magda Diab-Elschahawi – Vienna General Hospital

14.20-14.40

Patient safety

Maria Kletecka-Pulker, Austrian Network for Patient Safety

14.40-15.00

Technical aspects of water safety in hospitals

Alexander Blacky, CCM VAMED-KMB

Arabella

15.00-15.30

Break

Arabella

15.30-16.30

CEE Initiative – Standardisation and Education

Viktorija Tomic, University Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases Golnik
Vlastimil Jindrak, National Institute of Public Health Prague
Kate Vulane, Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia
Ljiljana Markovic-Denic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade
Lul Raka, National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo

Chair and Host:

Elisabeth Presterl, Vienna General Hospital

Ernani

15.30-15.50

Surgical Site Infections

Mohamed Abbas, Geneva University Hospitals

15.50-16.10

How to deal with infections interdisciplinarily – an intensivist´s perspective

Claus Krenn, Medical University of Vienna

16.10-16.30

SSI: Practical Aspects

Tudor Birsan, Hospital of St. John of God

Hamlet

15.30-15.50

Guerilla marketing methods to increase hand hygiene awareness in healthcare workers in Romania

Alexandru Coman, Center for Health Policy and Public Health

15.50-16.10

Candida auris – human threat or harmless bug?

Birgit Willinger, MedUni Vienna

Lecture by OEGHMP

16.10-16.30

Bringing hand hygiene to the national level – the Hungarian case

Tamas Haidegger, HandInScan

Arabella

16.30-17.00

Closing Statement

Bernhard Küenburg, President of Semmelweis Foundation

Lohengrin

9.00-16.30

Ecolab’s programmatic approach to hospital hygiene and patient safety

Papageno

9.00-16.30

World Café by Biomedica


 

Othello

9.00-16.30

smart & sophisticated room and surface Bio Decontamination with DCX Technology


A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene, energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2015 sales of $13.5 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the healthcare, food, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. www.ecolab.com

Cepheid is a leading on-demand molecular diagnostics company that is dedicated to improvinghealthcare by developing fully-integrated systems and accurate yet easy-to-use molecular tests. Thecompany is focusing on applications where rapid and actionable test results are needed most, in fieldssuch as critical and healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, genetic diseases, virology and cancer. WWW.CEPHEIDINTERNATIONAL.COM

Biomedica is a leading distributor of Medical Devices, In Vitro Diagnostics, Life Sciences, Biomedica Immunoassays and Clinical IT throughout Central Eastern Europe (CEE) for more than 40 years. Supported by a team of 280 professionals based in its headquarters in Vienna and 12 offices/ subsidiaries in CEE, Biomedica supplies its customers working in healthcare and research with flexible, customized solutions, high-quality products as well as comprehensive support in the areas of application, service and training. www.bmgrp.eu

L&R is a leading solution provider in the fields of medicine, hygiene and care. With more than 160 years of expertise, 5,000 employees, 49 subsidiaries and shareholdings, as well as more than 130 selected partners, L&R realized a sales volume of more than 650 million euros in 2018. The company’s headquarters are located in Rengsdorf (Germany) and Vienna (Austria). The entrepreneurial spirit of L&R reflects in the corporate claim: People.Health.Care. – the human, the health and the care for both. www.lohmann-rauscher.com

Bacteria, viruses and fungi affect every aspect of our lives. At UVCmed, we support you to obtain the highest possible asepsis in healthcare. For that purpose we offer special products and services to meet your individual demands. www.uvc-med.com

Founded in 1982, VAMED has become the leading global provider of a full line of services for hospitals and other health care facilities. The group has implemented about 850 projects in more than 80 countries on five continents. VAMED’s portfolio ranges from project development, planning and turnkey equipment via maintenance, technical, commercial and infrastructure services to the total operational management of health care facilities. With its portfolio of services, VAMED covers the entire range of health care, from health tourism and preventive medicine via medical care and nursing to aftercare and rehabilitation. VAMED is Austria’s leading private provider of rehabilitation services and, through VAMED Vitality World, the company is also Austria’s largest operator of thermal spas and health resorts. In the year 2017 the VAMED group was responsible for more than 18,000 staff worldwide, generating a volume of business of € 1.7 bn. www.vamed.com

HandInScan steps into the footprints of Ignaz Semmelweis, fighting healthcare-associated infections with evidence-based practices. The Semmelweis Scanner offers a total quality solution for hand hygiene skill training, monitoring and performance assessment.   The system provides immediate feedback on the actual hand hygiene technique, resulting in rapid improvement of the healthcare workers’ compliance with the current protocols. Staff inclusion and patient empowerment are supported via real-time, customizable reporting system, also offering accurate and timely quality reports to the management. www.handinscan.com

DCX Technologies GmbH is a privately held Austrian Health care provider, founded in 2011. The company is focused on development, delivery, service and implementation of innovative Bio-Decontamination systems based on a validated dry aerosol technology for room and surface decontamination in hospitals and the health care system. Also parasites and especially bed bugs and their eggs can be inactivated. Globalizers.network GmbH is a service partner of DCX Technologies.

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