Hospitals need practical tools addressing hygiene to further reduce the risk of infection for their patients. As part of the NOSO Strategy, concrete preventive and monitoring tools are being developed and refined.
Proper hand hygiene among healthcare personnel is the be-all and end-all when it comes to preventing the spread of germs. A Swissnoso tool can be used to measure how well hand hygiene measures are being put into practice.
Pneumonia contracted in hospital by patients who are not being ventilated contributes to elevated morbidity and mortality rates and prolonged stays in hospital. University Hospital Zurich is developing and evaluating a package of preventive measures.