Hospital Hygiene in Hungary: The implementation of daily work is lagging behind!

„Bringing hand hygiene to the national level – the case of Hungary“: The Co-Founder and CEO of HandInScan, is cautiously optimistic that the situation will improve. What is the current situation like in Hungarian hospitals when it comes to hygiene? Over the past two years, a lot of attention was paid to hospital-acquired infections, which […]

Infection Control in the CEE: A Brief Review

Education, training and staff increases: Many challenges in Infection Control remain to be tackled, concurred representatives of CEE countries at the 3rd CEE Conference on Hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety in Vienna. A specific session was based on a publication on Infection Control which included contributions of national reference centers in the 18 CEE countries. […]

Resumee 3rd CEE wide Semmelweis conference on hospital hygiene

Quotations and Highlights from two days of exciting lectures and discussions   Urgent action is required with respect to antibiotic resistance We have to leverage the potential of entire teams – this requires leadership There is a fire in our house! Economic nonsense: curing a disease instead of preventing it Cost of diagnostics should be […]

Which came first – the antibiotic or the resistance? How infection control and MRSA are related

What challenges do we have to face in relation to MRSA? We asked one of the most profound experts in this field, Dr. Fred Tenover, Vice President for Scientific Affairs at Cepheid and Consulting Professor at the University of Stanford. His most important message in this context: infection control works! Mr. Tenover, your publication on […]

Participants at the 2nd CEE Conference on hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety in 2017 on stage

Interdisciplinarity as a Key for Successful Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship

Interdisciplinarity is the key for successful infection control and antibiotic stewardship in hospitals. The Semmelweis Foundation met with Dr. Agnes Wechsler-Fördös and Prof. Ojan Assadian, two experts in this field in Austria, to discuss its importance. Despite her retirement in 2018, Dr. Agnes Wechsler-Fördös continues to be highly active. The reason is simple, says the […]