Hospitals in most CEE countries have a huge budget pressure

In view of increasing nosocomial infections and costs for the national economies, infection prevention is becoming more important. What are the challenges to perform a good disinfection management? We asked Dr. Heide Niesalla, Head of BODE SCIENCE CENTER, founded in 2011 by The HARTMANN GROUP – one of the leading European providers of medical and […]

HAI in CEE countries: Sometimes there is a time distance of some twenty and more years!

She is one of the persons who know well the hospital hygiene situation in CEE countries: Dr. Biljana Cerevic, hospital epidemiologist at Clinical Center of Serbia,  was asked by Carola Timmel about the challenges in the field of HAI, her work at IFIC and her opinion in relation to the Semmelweis Initiative. Mrs. Carevic, you […]

Social media – their role in empowering ASPs and Hospital Hygiene

Could antibiotic stewardship programs be reinforced through social media? According to a recently published study they could be helpful to increase the knowledge of antibiotics and strengthen ASP practices. New Media are also important in the field of hospital hygiene. About this issue will talk Tcheun-How Borzykowski (WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety) at the […]

Zsolt Vegh

As Hungarians, we are very proud of Semmelweis Ignác – the importance of his work is always a part of our communication

Hand Hygiene is one of the most important subjects of Ecolab. We asked Zsolt Végh, Marketing associate healthcare CEE, about new products, Semmelweis and the CEE region. Mr. Végh, in the field of infection prevention Ecolab has a focus on hand hygiene. A big issue in this regard is the acceptance of healthcare workers: How […]

Physicians and hospitals can be expected to be subject to increasing legal risk

The increasing number of HAI and AMR raises a series of legal questions. “It seems important that not only hygienists but all involved health care professionals get familiar with the legal aspects of this issue, sais DDr. Astrid Hartmann, LL.M (Cambridge). The Austrian attorney-at-law, doctor of medicine and director of the law firm HARTMANN, which […]