NOSO at the federal and cantonal levels

The cantons play a crucial role in the NOSO Strategy. They know the needs of care providers and provide financial support. The federal government makes sure that measures are implemented on a structured and coordinated basis.

Metastudy on preventable infections

03.05.2019 - For the first time there is now a metastudy determining the share of the most frequent infections in hospitals that could be avoided with multimodal preventive measures.

Operational targets for hospitals

03.05.2019 - The federal government and its partners want to define targets. In doing so they are formulating a shared vision of how the overall rate of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is to be reduced in Switzerland.

Analysis of training requirements

22.09.2020 - More practical exercises, less theory – this could be one measure during vocational training to bridge the gaps in knowledge of healthcare personnel.

Study on incentive systems

04.01.2019 - A study has provided rich insights into the factors that motivate hospitals and nursing homes to undertake concerted efforts to combat healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

Minimum requirements for hospitals

02.12.2021 - A catalogue defines uniform national minimum requirements for the optimum prevention and control of HAI in acute-care hospitals.

Feasibility study on HAI prevalence in nursing homes

03.05.2019 - The Office for Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Control of the Canton of Vaud (HPCi Vaud) did a trial on surveying healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in nursing homes. For the first time we now have statistics on the spread of HAIs in nursing homes.

Last modification 03.12.2019

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