The “International Day of Hand Hygiene” on May 5 was initiated by the World Health Organization in 2009. Since then the WHO campaign emphasizes hand disinfection as the most effective single measure to break the chain of infection. This may seem like common sense to many people today, yet it wasn’t until the mid-19th century […]
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In times of COVID-19 (corona virus), the hand hygiene required by the Semmelweis Foundation is even more crucial. The most important and effective preventive measure is a good and correct hand hygiene. In addition, correct coughing (in the crook of the arm, not in the hand) is helpful to prevent an infection. Since the endangered […]
According to World Health Organization, WHO, public health surveillance is the continuous, systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of health-related data which is needed for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice. Rapid technological progress and social development in a globalised world can create new health risks. For example, natural catastrophes or the emergence […]
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At the end of 2019, the roundtable on “Wound infections after surgery: Which bundle of measures are effective?” of the “Initative Sicherheit im OP” (Initiative for Safety in the Operating Room) took place in Vienna. At the round table, which was organised jointly with the “Plattform Patientensicherheit” (Patient Safety Platform), experts from various disciplines and […]
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The “Vienna North Hospital”, one of the largest and most modern hospitals in Europe, opened in June 2019. A few months before the opening, an Open House was hosted – flanked by a lot of postings and readers’ letters online and in the media. Among them was a very provocative one titled “The only MRSA-free […]
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