Disinfection in Health Care Facilities
Infections can be very dangerous for both, health care professionals and patients. Hand disinfection is the principle method of substantially reducing this risk.
What exactly does disinfection mean?
Disinfection is a process (hygienic measuredie Hygienemaßnahme) to inactivate most (or nearly all) microorganisms (pathogenicpathogen or not). Because of this inactivation, the quantity of microorganisms in or on a biological object, on clothing, or hard surfaces, are being reduced. The aim is a condition where infection is no longer possible.
How does a nosocomial infection develop?
Nosocomial infections have risen in recent years; e. g. primary sepsis, urinary tract infection, pneumonia, MRSA-infections – etc. This is mainly due to inadequate hygiene. But what is the reason for this?…