Event

Mar 07 - 11, 2020 WUWHS 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The 6th World Congress to be held in Abu Dhabi is from the 8th to the 12th of March 2020. The theme is “Global Healing. Changing Lives". One of the precise objectives of WUWHS 2020 is to promote in a greater collaboration and cooperation of all the Scientific Wound Care Societies around the world who have passion in caring for wounds as their main mission. WUWHS 2020 will offer an extensive scientific program including numerous symposia, training sessions, workshops and focus sessions with leading international experts in the field of wound management. The WUWHS 2020 will be an important moment of cultural unity and professional exchange for wound care specialists from around the world.

Resources

Factsheet SSI update: Preoperative risk factors and possibilities for prevention

In 2016, nearly 59 million operations and medical procedures were conducted in German hospitals. According to a representative analysis, surgical site infections (SSI) accounted for 22.4% of nosocomial infections, exceeded only by lower respiratory infections. Considerable attention should be given to the prevention of SSI, as they can be associated with a 2 to 11-fold increase in a patient’s mortality rate. With the appropriate pre-, intra- and postoperative measures, however, up to 60% of all SSI can be prevented. On this factsheet you will find information on preoperative risk factors and prevention options.

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Publications

Study Infection control: Using big data analytics to estimate the efficacy of hygiene interventions

As the use of digitalisation increases, collecting and analysing big data sets can greatly contribute to improving patient safety. Mathematical models can be of great value for estimating how effective hygiene measures are in reducing infection risk. A recent study estimates the effect of combined infection control interventions on virus concentration on the hands of medical staff.

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Info

Preventing Surgical Site Infections (SSI)

The number of surgical procedures performed in the industrialised nations of Europe is steadily increasing. The prevention of surgical site infections (SSI, postoperative wound infection) is therefore becoming an increasingly important issue. SSI is currently the second most common cause of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) in Europe. The Robert Koch Institute (KRINKO) provides detailed recommendations for avoiding SSI in all three phases of an operation. Preventive measures can help to avoid most infections that occur during surgery.

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hygiene in practice

hygiene in practice is a movement for everyone who cares about clean and sterile working environments. By maintaining a high level of hygiene, healthcare professionals keep themselves and their patients safe and healthy.

On this hub, we accompany professionals with up-to-date research in the fields of hygiene, microbiology and epidemiology. We combine the science with practical guidelines, useful facts, and everyday experiences of healthcare professionals regarding protection and comfort issues.

Our mission is to simplify the change in thinking and acting to minimise infection rates.

As an international supplier of medical devices and hygiene products, Lohmann & Rauscher understands the needs of people who take care of patients. With hygiene in practice, we provide both information and solutions.

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