The basis

Studies provide the basis on which the thrusts of the NOSO Strategy for nursing homes can be fleshed out.


Feasibility study on HAI prevalence in nursing homes

The centre for hygiene, infection prevention and control in the Canton of Vaud (HPCi Vaud) and St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital (KSSG) have conducted feasibility studies on the point prevalence survey of HAI and the use of antibiotics in nursing homes.

First national point prevalence survey

The first national point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infec-tions and the use of antibiotics in retirement and nursing homes will take place in September 2024.

Project OSKAR

The project by the clinic for infectiology/infection prevention at St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital will deliver important findings on infection prevention and control in retirement and nursing homes. This practical project is being conducted in cooperation with St. Gallen Geriatric Clinic and Curaviva.

Effective measures in long-term care facilities

Hand hygiene among staff and oral hygiene among residents are particularly effective in combating infection rates in retirement and nursing homes. That is the conclusion of systematic literary research.

National study for the improvement of the quality of care

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.

Analysis of training requirements

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

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 13.05.2024

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