Hygiene measures prevent infection, reduce antimicrobial use and have a significant influence on health and the financial situation of organizations.
Hygiene in the healthcare sector has become increasingly important in recent years. This applies in particular with regard to the prevention of nosocomial infections and the containment of multidrug-resistant pathogens (MRE). The increase in importance is reflected in the increase of mandatory provisions on hygiene and infection prevention in medical facilities.
The medical and socio-economic burden on healthcare systems due to nosocomial infections are immense. Approximately 30 % of all nosocomial infections are considered preventable by better hygiene. Multi-resistant bacteria limit the treatment options of patients around the world.
Hygiene measures prevent infection, reduce antimicrobial use and have a significant influence on health and the financial situation of organizations. The healthcare industry can respond to these challenges by focusing on professional hygiene and on infection prevention solutions, in particular.
Our “Infection Prevention Management Program” (IPMP), a multi-modal hygiene compliance enhancing concept complies with this approach. We expect the implementation of IPMP to significantly increase hygiene compliance and reduce treatment-associated infections.The IPMP supports already existing measures to increase compliance in the medical facility and integrates all participants – cleaners, nurses, medical staff and patients – into the process.
The intervention modules are specifically identified according to the individual requirements of a medical facility and subsequently implemented and continuously verified. Each intervention is considered to be evidence-based and relevant in isolation. But only the combination and successful implementation of coordinated measures (bundles) – cultural, process-related and products – guarantee sustainable success.