NOSO in nursing homes

The nursing home landscape in Switzerland is very varied, with big differences between cantons. The significance of hygiene is recognised everywhere. However, a certain basis is necessary to put the NOSO Strategy into practice in nursing homes.

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.

National study for the improvement of the quality of care

03.05.2019 - The Institute for Nursing Science of Basel University examines to what extent organisational and personnel factors are connected with quality of care. To that aim, it collects data from roughly 120 Swiss nursing homes.

Diagnosis and treatment support for nursing homes

03.05.2019 - Infections are fairly common in elderly nursing home residents. What to do if there is no doctor on site? The best-practice guide of the Canton of Vaud is here to help.

Analysis of training requirements

03.05.2019 - The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH/BAG) is working with hospital hygiene experts to define the competences required for successful infection prevention.

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).

Last modification 03.12.2019

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