News on the NOSO Strategy

Here you’ll find the latest news on the NOSO Strategy. Use the filter to limit the selection to one of the areas: hospitals, nursing homes or public administration.

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NOSO stakeholder workshops

NOSO workshops provide a discussion platform for the various agen-cies implementing the NOSO Strategy. They ensure that the prevention of nosocomial infections is addressed in the current context and from different perspectives.

Guide to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infections in nursing homes

The Infection prevention in socio-medical networks expert committee has drawn up a guide to infection prevention and control for acute respiratory infections for socio-medical institutions.

Minimum requirements for hospitals

A catalogue defines uniform national minimum requirements for the optimum prevention and control of HAI in acute-care hospitals.

Reports on the epidemiology of HAIs

Swissnoso presents an analysis of the epidemiological situation in Swiss hospitals based on various data collected since 2017.

CAUTI surveillance and intervention

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are the most common of all healthcare-associated infections at around 15% of total infections.

Point prevalence survey in hospitals

In terms of rates of hospital infection, Switzerland is at the European average. These are the findings of a point prevalence survey.

Last modification 14.03.2024

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