Viruses can help when antibiotics no longer work

Every now and then, patients can be found to be resistant to antibiotics. Every year, thousands of people die from infections caused by bacterial inflammation against no antibiotic is effective. This is where physicians often begin to doubt and to laboriously search for alternatives. But, there are already therapies that have been used for 100 […]

Hand Hygiene Excellence Award – Villach Hospital participates

Hand Hygiene Excellence Award – Villach Hospital participates Interview with Elke Schindler, Villach Hospital (Austria)   Villach Hospital is the first hospital in Austria to enter the Hand Hygiene Excellence Award. What motivated you to take part in the first place? On the 12th “Day of Hygiene” in October 2018, an event of the LKH […]

Semmelweis Digital: Learnings for hospital hygiene due to a pandemic

The coronavirus as a teacher for hygiene measures More than 300 interested persons from all over the world gathered in front of their screens on March 10 to follow the first digital event of the Semmelweis foundation. The event highlighted the learning processes and effects the pandemic has had on hospital hygiene. At Semmelweis Digital, […]

Pandemic findings and lessons learnd

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses and gaps in healthcare systems around the world. For example, bottlenecks in critical supplies, a lack of investment in public health infrastructure and a lack of coordination between policymakers, authorities and health care executives, which have led to an overloading of health systems and a rapid growth of the […]

Global Handwashing Day

The global COVID 19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented focus on hand hygiene. However, the new attention paid to it in all our everyday lives should not hide the fact that the topic of professional hand disinfection in hospitals in particular continues to require greater awareness: The Semmelweis foundation is alarmed that only a […]