Germs with resistance to important antibiotics of last resort are detected in a growing number of hospital patients in Germany. This shows the data from a report of the National Reference Center for Gram-negative Pathogens (NRZ) of the Ruhr-University Bochum, recently published by the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. We interviewed Dr. Niels Pfennigwerth about […]
https://semmelweis.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/antibiotic-reserve.jpg7681024Carola Timmelhttps://semmelweis.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/logo2.pngCarola Timmel2018-08-22 11:20:482019-01-09 10:39:47Increasing resistance to important antibiotics of last resort - But the reserve of those drugs also often does not work
Did you have time to dedicate yourself to a really good read this summer? If not, we would like to recommend Anna Durnovas book “Ignaz Semmelweis – Pioneer of Hygiene” (published 2015 in German, Residenz Verlag) for two reasons. First – the book is much associated with the year 2018 (Ignaz Semmelweis was born on […]
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The Hungarian initiative jobbulást! (=get well!) started its first campaign which targets the development of hand hygiene. “Reduction of nosocomial infections is a crucial need in Hungary”, says Dr. Judit Pako, MD board chief of jobbulást. We asked her about the aims and projects of the initiative… Judit, when did the Jobbulást! initiative start existing? […]
https://semmelweis.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/jobbulast.jpg640960Carola Timmelhttps://semmelweis.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/logo2.pngCarola Timmel2018-08-09 10:50:442019-01-09 10:51:08Ohhhh how great! Will we have these hand rub holders? At this moment we knew that alcohol at the point of care was an old unmet need!
The Infection Prevention Community on Social Media is less communicative at the moment. No wonder, many people are on holiday. One might gain the impression that the problem of healthcare associated infections is not so relevant. But of course – but it just seems to be that way. The germs are not on holiday – […]
Around the date of July, 1st many ceremonies in honour of Ignaz Semmelweis took place around the world – especially in Hungary and Austria. The 200 years Semmelweis Symposium which took place on June, 21st in Vienna was an enrichment in many ways. The Semmelweis Foundation has succeeded in inviting not only hygiene experts but […]
https://semmelweis.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/panel_discussion-1024x657.jpg6571024Carola Timmelhttps://semmelweis.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/logo2.pngCarola Timmel2018-07-09 10:17:272019-01-09 10:58:31The peak of the Semmelweis year is over - let us continue to be inspired by this great man!